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English definition of “Maltese cross”

Maltese cross

noun [C]     /ˌmɒl.tiːzˈkrɒs/ US  /-ˈkrɑːs/
a cross with four equal parts that get wider further from the centre Geometrical shapesSpherical, circular and annular objectsSpecific signs and symbolsSigns, signals and symbols
(Definition of Maltese cross noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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