crossbones

[ kraws-bohnz, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˌboʊnz, ˈkrɒs- /

plural noun

a representation of two bones placed crosswise, usually below a skull, to symbolize death.

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Origin of crossbones

First recorded in 1790–1800; cross- + bone + -s3
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British Dictionary definitions for crossbones

crossbones
/ (ˈkrɒsˌbəʊnz) /

pl n

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