Definition of St. andrew's cross

1. Noun. A cross resembling the letter x, with diagonal bars of equal length.

Exact synonyms: Saltire
Generic synonyms: Cross

Definition of St. andrew's cross

1. Proper noun. A white saltire on a blue background. This pattern was associated with Saint Andrew from medieval times. ¹

2. Noun. (BDSM) An upright X-shaped frame to which a participant can be tied. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of St. Andrew's Cross

Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka rupee
Sri Lankan
Sri Lankan Sign Language
Sri Lankan monetary unit
Sri Lankans
St. Ambrose
St. Andrew
St. Andrew's Cross
St. Andrew's cross
St. Anselm
St. Anthony's cross
St. Anthony's crosses
St. Anthony's fire
St. Athanasius
St. Augustine
St. Baeda
St. Barbara's herb
St. Basil
St. Basil the Great
St. Beda
St. Bede
St. Benedict

Literary usage of St. andrew's cross

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1. A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing by Dixon Kemp (1878)
"Upon the accession of the Scotch King James to the English throne, St. Andrew.s cross on a blue ground was added, and the flag was thereupon termed the ..."

2. Food Adulteration and Its Detection by Jesse Park Battershall (1887)
"He regards the presence of peculiar globular crystals and the black cross commonly termed St. Andrew-s cross as characteristic of genuine butter. ..."

3. Hard Tack and Coffee by John D. Billings (2001)
"... Va., May 12, 1863, in which he says:— * ST ANDREW S CROSS "The badges worn by the troops when lost or torn off must be immediately replaced. ..."

4. Teachers' Manual: Books I-VIII. by John Spencer Clark (1894)
"St. Andrew,s cross : see Cross. St. Anthony,s cross : see Cross Stipules : small leaf-like appendages on the leaf-stalk, where it forms the main branch. ..."

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