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Maltese cross

noun
1.
a cross having four equal arms that expand in width outward.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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Maltese cross

noun
1.
a cross with triangular arms that taper towards the centre, sometimes having indented outer sides: formerly worn by the Knights of Malta
2.
(in a film projector) a cam mechanism of this shape that produces intermittent motion
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