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Greek cross

a cross consisting of an upright crossed in the middle by a horizontal piece of the same length.
Origin of Greek cross
First recorded in 1715-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • Granite statues at the doorway of the Hall of the Greek cross.

    Old Rome

    Robert Burn
  • The Greek cross is a cross where the four limbs are of equal length.

  • In their later development four equal arms were added, and here we get the Greek cross, in the centre of which arose the dome.

    The Cathedral Builders Leader Scott
British Dictionary definitions for Greek cross

Greek cross

a cross with each of the four arms of the same length
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