noun (plural obeli /-lʌɪ, -liː/)
1A symbol (†) used as a reference mark in printed matter, or to indicate that a person is deceased.
More example sentences
- This obelus (little dagger sign) directs readers to a four-line footnote that explains the terms and conditions attached to this freebie.
late Middle English: via Latin from Greek obelos 'pointed pillar', also 'critical mark'.
Definition of obelus in:
- The US English dictionary