noun, plural cra·ni·ums, cra·ni·a [krey-nee-uh] /ˈkreɪ ni ə/.
- crank in,
- crank letter,
- crank out,
- crank up
Origin of cranium
Examples from the Web for cranium
He placed his gun underneath her chin and fired it “up into the cranium.”Thanksgiving Day Horror: Minnesota Teens Killed in Alleged Break-In|Matthew DeLuca|November 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The face, like the cranium, may present in two ways, either with its right or left side forwards.A System of Midwifery|Edward Rigby
The Cranium is an oblong box, with a flattened floor and a more irregular roof.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
A few feet away, Burkett, the constable, was having a convulsion in his vain endeavour to extricate his cranium from a milk-can.Mr. Hawkins' Humorous Adventures|Edgar Franklin
noun plural -niums or -nia (-nɪə)
Word Origin for cranium
1540s, from Medieval Latin cranium, from Greek kranion "skull, upper part of the head," related to kara (poetic kras) "head," from PIE root *ker- "horn, head" (see horn (n.)). Strictly, the bones which enclose the brain.
n. pl. cra•ni•ums
Plural craniums crania
The part of the skull that encloses the brain.