[kraws-bohnz, kros-]
plural noun
a representation of two bones placed crosswise, usually below a skull, to symbolize death.

1790–1800; cross- + bone + -s3 Unabridged
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crossbones (ˈkrɒsˌbəʊnz)
pl n
See skull and crossbones

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Example sentences
She will take you to off-the-beaten-track places, for instance, a church
  decorated entirely with human skulls and crossbones.
The billboard features a picture of hot dogs in a cigarette pack inscribed with
  skull and crossbones.
Swimming areas are marked out with red and yellow flags, and red flags with
  crossbones signal areas that are off limits.
Jobs exhorted, and they raised a skull and crossbones over their offices.
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