Maltese cross

Origin of Maltese cross

First recorded in 1875–80
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Maltese cross

noun
  1. a cross with triangular arms that taper towards the centre, sometimes having indented outer sides: formerly worn by the Knights of Malta
  2. (in a film projector) a cam mechanism of this shape that produces intermittent motion
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