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Skull and crossbones

Skull
and
crossbones
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Definition of the noun skull and crossbones

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noun

  1. emblem warning of danger or death
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: emblem = special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.
    • part of: black flag / blackjack / Jolly Roger / pirate flag = a flag usually bearing a white skull and crossbones on a black background

Alternative definition of the noun skull and crossbones

noun

  1. An outline of a human skull and two crossed bones; a symbol of death traditionally used on the Jolly Roger, but now used as a warning on poisons.

Game

"Skull And Crossbones" a.k.a. "Skull & Crossbones": Skull & Crossbones is a two-player arcade game developed by Atari Games.

  • publishers: Domark Software, Tengen
  • released on (28 years ago)

Music

"Skull and Crossbones" is a composition.

Miscellanea

  1. Skull and crossbones: Variations on the skull and crossbones have been used by several military forces. The largest is on the "Jolly Roger" flags used by submarines.
  2. The skull and crossbones was a common fraternal motif as a symbol of mortality and warning in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The symbol was adopted, for various reasons, by many sporting teams, clubs and societies in both America and Europe.
  3. Skull and crossbones: Actual skulls and bones were long used to mark the entrances to Spanish cemeteries. The practice, dating back many centuries, led to the symbol eventually becoming associated with the concept of death. Some crucifixes feature a skull and crossbones beneath the corpus, in reference to a legend that the place of the crucifixion was also the burial place of Adam or, more likely, in reference to the New Testament statement that the place of his crucifixion was called "Golgotha".
  4. Skull And Crossbones a.k.a. Skull & Crossbones: Skull & Crossbones is a role-playing game published by Fantasy Games Unlimited in 1980.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Skull and crossbones

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Google previewReducing the Likelihood of Future Human Activities that Could Affect Geologic High-level Waste Repositories (1984)

Technical Report by Human Interference Task Force

For example, the skull and crossbones is a commonly used symbol in the United States to warn of poisonous substances. It is also a symbol recognized as representing pirates. Highly formalized visual symbols are termed "emblems".

Google previewConserative Capitalism (1999)

The Social Economy by D. Reisman

The skull and crossbones is the recognised symbol for poison, SOS the accepted signal of distress, the white flag the customary offer of surrender. The American dollar serves as the medium of exchange in Boston (where 'coin' signifies coin).

Google previewDouble Vision (2008)

Literary Palimpsests of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries by Darby Lewes

The skull and crossbones is the symbol of piracy. Pirates are parasites, surviving by invading other vessels. Poe's death's-head symbolizes the textual piracy of the palimpsest: one text's invasion of the vessel of another. Poe performs another ...

Google previewThe Pirate Handbook (2011)

A Rogue's Guide to Pillage, Plunder, Chaos & Conquest by Pat Croce

While the skull and crossbones is the most common of these flags, many great pirate captains have custom colors that further identify exactly who is attacking. As such, some Jolly Rogers elicit significantly more fear than others. cnuco JAcK ...

Google previewVisible Signs (2017)

An Introduction to Semiotics in the Visual Arts by David Crow

The skull and crossbones is a symbol that, because of its practical application ( poisonous chemicals, electric pylons), needs to be read and understood quickly. In situations where speed of communication is important, these pictograms bridge ...

Google previewThe New Underworld Order: Triumph of Criminalism the Global Hegemony of Masonic Intelligence (2007)

by Christopher Story

The skull and crossbones is the symbol of death that is used on bottles of poison: and poisoning is classically the Illuminati's preferred method of 'liquidation';. The symbol is used on pirates' flags, and was the centrepiece of the Nazi Tofenkopf ...

Google previewEssential Concepts for Healthy Living (2005)

by Sandra Alters, Wendy Schiff

The skull and crossbones is the traditional warning of poison. Mr. Yuk is a warning label designed for children, but using such labels is an unreliable deterrent.

Google previewThe Tattoo Encyclopedia (2012)

by Terisa Green

SKULL AND CROSSBONES Unlike the more general symbols of death such as the SKULL and SKELETON, the skull coupled with a pair of crossed, long BONES has had specific meanings. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries it was ...

Google previewThe Demon Dictionary (2014)

by Kimberly Daniels

skull and crossbones (death's head, Jolly Roger) The origins of the recognizable skull and crossed bones symbol are unclear. The symbol has been found in Christian catacombs as well as in Mayan and Etruscan ancient cultures. In more ...

Google previewThe Demon Dictionary Volume Two (2014)

An Exposé on Cultural Practices, Symbols, Myths, and the Luciferian Doctrine by Kimberly Daniels

skull and crossbones (death's head, Jolly Roger) The origins of the recognizable skull and crossed bones symbol are unclear. The symbol has been found in Christian catacombs as well as in Mayan and Etruscan ancient cultures. In more ...

Google previewThe Ultimate Dictionary of Dream Language (2013)

by Briceida Ryan

skull and crossbones Be careful of accidental poisoning. This will affect vital organs such as your liver and ...

Google previewDeath Gods: An Encyclopedia of the Rulers, Evil Spirits, and Geographies of the Dead (2009)

by Ernest L. Abel

Skull and Crossbones on Tombstone. Archetypal Symbols of Death. ©. ARFI-EM-KHET 25 Arawn Archetype ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religions (2010)

Revised and Updated Edition by Larry A. Nichols, George Mather, Alvin J. Schmidt

Skull and Crossbones (occult; WITCHCRAFT). The symbol placed on a person or object signifying death, finality, or one who is marked for death. The skull is often used as a centerpiece on an occult group altar. Skyclad (occult; WITCHCRAFT) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Death and Dying (2003)

by Glennys Howarth, Oliver Leaman

First, some Figures 8, 9, 10 The skull and crossbones, familiar memento mori on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century gravestones in Europe and North America. The stonemason's hallmark was distinguished by the style of the skull they ...

Google previewThe Nightmare Encyclopedia (2005)

Your Darkest Dreams Interpreted by Jeff Belanger, Kirsten Dalley

Skulls are also associated with pirates (skull and crossbones), the Hell's Angels, and certain elite fighting units, indicating that they are capable of wielding deadly force. (See also Bones) Sleep Apnea In Greek, apnea means “without breath.

Google previewA Lexicon of Freemasonry. ... Third edition, enlarged and improved by the author. With a portrait (1860)

by Albert Gallatin MACKEY

The first, or mourning apron, is white bordered with black; on the flap are a skull and crossbones between three red roses; on the apron is a globe 376 PRI .

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (2011)

by Joan M. Marter

fused references to Renaissance drapery and traditional American quilting with a skull and crossbones, a stripe of army camouflage fabric, the Death of Superman insignia and the US flag to create a typically provocative reflection on public ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Houghton Mifflin Company, American Heritage

skull and crossbones n., pl. skulls and crossbones A representation of a human skull above two long crossed bones, a symbol of ...

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