Definition of Latin cross in English:

Latin cross

Syllabification: Lat·in cross


  • A plain cross in which the vertical part below the horizontal is longer than the other three parts.
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    • This sign with its staff nailed to the top of the cross would have given it somewhat the characteristic form of the Latin cross.
    • The navy adopted the Latin cross as the cap insignia for Christian chaplains in 1863, the first faith-specific insignia approved for wear in the U.S. armed forces.
    • The Latin crosses in one of the crossbands are the only other indication that this sampler was worked at a Catholic school.

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