tau cross
noun Date: 15th century a T-shaped cross sometimes having expanded ends and foot — see cross illustration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tau cross — Tau Tau, n. [Gr. tay^ the letter [tau] (English {T}).] (Zo[ o]l.) The common American toadfish; so called from a marking resembling the Greek letter tau ([tau]). [1913 Webster] {Tau cross}. See Illust. 6, of {Cross}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tau cross — n. a cross shaped like a capital tau: see CROSS …   English World dictionary

  • tau cross — tau′ cross n. rel aT shaped cross • Etymology: 1425–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • tau cross — noun cross resembling the Greek letter tau • Syn: ↑St. Anthony s cross • Hypernyms: ↑Cross * * * noun 1. : a T shaped cross sometimes having expanded ends and foot : saint anthony s cross 1 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • tau cross — a T shaped cross. Also called St. Anthony s cross. See illus. under cross. [1425 75; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • Tau cross — A (walking) stick with a T shaped handle carried by a bishop as a sign of his office. [Gr. tau = a letter resembling the letter T] …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • tau cross — noun a T shaped cross …   English new terms dictionary

  • tau cross — /taʊ ˈkrɒs/ (say tow kros) noun a T shaped cross …   Australian English dictionary

  • TAU, CROSS OF —    or ST. ANTHONY S CROSS    a cross resembling the letter T …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Tau — Tau, n. [Gr. tay^ the letter [tau] (English {T}).] (Zo[ o]l.) The common American toadfish; so called from a marking resembling the Greek letter tau ([tau]). [1913 Webster] {Tau cross}. See Illust. 6, of {Cross}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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