Definition of Latin cross in English:

Latin cross


  • A plain cross in which the vertical part below the horizontal is longer than the other three parts.

    ‘This sign with its staff nailed to the top of the cross would have given it somewhat the characteristic form of the Latin cross.’
    • ‘The navy adopted the Latin cross as the cap insignia for Christian chaplains in 1863, the first faith-specific insignia approved for wear in the U.S. armed forces.’
    • ‘The Latin crosses in one of the crossbands are the only other indication that this sampler was worked at a Catholic school.’
    • ‘The site was then sealed and a large Latin cross was erected above it.’
    • ‘Its clergy rejected Wren's daring central design and got a boring Latin cross instead.’


Latin cross

/ˈlatn krôs/ /ˈlætn krɔs/ /kräs/ /krɑs/