skull and cross·bones

/ˌskʌlənˈkrɑːsˌboʊnz/ noun [singular]
: a picture of a human skull above two crossed bones that was used on the flags of pirate ships in the past and is now used as a warning label on containers of poisonous or dangerous substances

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  • Skull and crossbones — is a symbol consisting of a human skull and two long bones crossed together under the skull. It is used in several contexts: Skull and crossbones (poison), the use of the symbol as a warning of danger (usually in regard to poisonous substances)… …   Wikipedia

  • skull and crossbones — skull and cross|bones [ ,skʌl ən krɔs,bounz ] noun singular a picture of two crossed bones under a skull. It was used in the past on ships belonging to PIRATES (=sailors that attacked and stole from other ships) and is now used for warning of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • skull and crossbones — skull′ and cross′bones n. pl. skulls and crossbones. a representation of a front view of a human skull above two crossed bones, orig. used on pirates flags and now used as a warning sign, as in identifying poisons • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • cross|bones — «KRS BOHNZ, KROS », noun (plural). two large bones placed crosswise, usually below a skull, to mean death: »Poisonous medicines are sometimes marked with a skull and crossbones …   Useful english dictionary

  • skull and crossbones — noun emblem warning of danger or death • Hypernyms: ↑emblem • Part Holonyms: ↑black flag, ↑pirate flag, ↑Jolly Roger, ↑blackjack * * * noun (plural skulls …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of Skull and Bones members — Skull and Bones, a secret society at Yale University, was founded in 1832. Until 1971, the organization published annual membership rosters, which were kept at Yale s library. In this list of notable Bonesmen, the number in parentheses represents …   Wikipedia

  • Skull (symbolism) — Skull symbolism is the attachment of symbolic meaning to the human skull. The most common symbolic use of the skull is as a representation of death and mortality, but such a reading varies with changing cultural contexts.Humans can often… …   Wikipedia

  • Bones — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para otros usos de este término, véase Bones (canción de The Killers). Bones Género Drama Policíaco Creado por Hart Hanson Reparto Emily Deschanel David Boreanaz Michaela C …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bones - Die Knochenjägerin — Seriendaten Deutscher Titel: Bones – Die Knochenjägerin Originaltitel: Bones Produktionsland …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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