pectoral cross


noun Ecclesiastical.

a cross worn on the breast by various prelates, as a designation of office.

Nearby words

  1. pectinogen,
  2. pectinose,
  3. pectize,
  4. pectolite,
  5. pectoral,
  6. pectoral fin,
  7. pectoral girdle,
  8. pectoral muscle,
  9. pectoral nerve,
  10. pectoral sandpiper

Origin of pectoral cross

First recorded in 1720–30

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