a cross with the figure of Jesus crucified upon it.
any cross.
Gymnastics. a stunt performed on the parallel rings in which the athlete holds himself or herself rigid with arms extended horizontally from the shoulders.

1175–1225; Middle English < Late Latin crucifīxus the crucified one (i.e., Christ), noun use of masculine of past participle of Latin crucifīgere to crucify; see fix

crucificial [kroo-suh-fish-uhl] , adjective Unabridged
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crucifix (ˈkruːsɪfɪks)
a cross or image of a cross with a figure of Christ upon it
[C13: from Church Latin crucifixus the crucified Christ, from crucifīgere to crucify]

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Word Origin & History

early 13c., from O.Fr. crucefix, from L. cruci fixus "(one) fixed to the cross."
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Example sentences
It was a small cross with a plastic crucifix hanging from it stuck into the
  ground near a tree.
He wears a silver crucifix, a symbol of newly acquired beliefs.
They did not feed him and they beat him with a crucifix.
Our parlor is never totally dark, because of the crucifix in the corner, which
  glows yellow-green.
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