fiery cross

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noun

a burning cross, the rallying symbol of ancient Scotland and later of the Highlanders in case of war; later adopted by other organizations, including the Ku Klux Klan.

Nearby words

  1. fier,
  2. fierce,
  3. fieri facias,
  4. fierstein,
  5. fiery,
  6. fiesole,
  7. fiesta,
  8. fiesta de toros,
  9. fiesta taurina,
  10. fiesta ware

Also called fire cross.

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British Dictionary definitions for fiery cross

fiery cross

noun

a burning cross, used as a symbol by the Ku Klux Klan
a wooden cross with ends charred or dipped in blood formerly used by Scottish Highlanders to summon the clans to battle
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