Meaning of Christ-cross-row in English:

Christ-cross-row

Pronunciation /ˈkrɪskrɒsrəʊ/ /ˈkrɪskrɔːsrəʊ/

noun

historical
  • The alphabet. Compare "cross-row".

    So named from the figure of a cross prefixed to the alphabet in hornbooks and primers for teaching children to read.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Foxe (?1517–1587), martyrologist. From Christ-cross + row.