crossbones definition

  • noun-plural:
    • A representation of two bones placed crosswise, typically under a skull, symbolizing danger or death.
    • A representation of two of the leg bones or arm bones of a skeleton, set crosswise, frequently surmounted with a skull, and providing as emblematic of demise.
  • noun:
    • A representation of two bones crossed diagonally, specifically as emblematic of risk or death
    • two crossed bones (or a representation of two crossed bones) used as symbolic risk or death

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