Meaning of Christ-cross in English:

Christ-cross

noun

(also Christ's-cross)
  • 1Usually in form criss-cross. A figure or mark of a cross; especially a mark made in place of a signature by a person unable to write (now chiefly historical).

  • 2 historical The figure of a cross (✠) formerly placed in front of the alphabet in hornbooks and primers for teaching children to read.

    Recorded earliest in
    Christ's cross me speed
    .

Pronunciation

Christ-cross

/ˈkrɪskrɒs/ /ˈkrɪskrɔːs/

Origin

Late Middle English. In some forms from the genitive of Christ + cross.