Then we passed a vast concourse of red-cross tents of every description, proclaiming a hospital.
My men are already gone, with the red-cross corps, to succor whom they can.
The red-cross, of common stuff, was fastened on the poor garments of the peasants.
The origin of the order of red-cross Knights, or Templars, was very different, though its military object was nearly the same.
The red-cross Knight held himself a thrice happy man, and ever as he looked on his dear lady rejoiced anew.
What boy was there through the length and breadth of Britain who did not long to be out with them under the red-cross flag?
These were many, but at present I can only tell you of that in which the red-cross Knight lost his armour.
While the fighting is yet going on the red-cross flags here and there beckon to those who are wounded in the field.
Had the rest done their duty like the women and the army, the red-cross flag would be floating to-day in triumph!
Jimmy says he's never been near enough to a battle to see the red-cross flags on the base hospital.
early 15c., national emblem of England (St. George's Cross), also the badge of the Order of the Temple. Hence red-cross knight, one bearing such a marking on shield or crest. In 17c., a red cross was the mark placed on the doors of London houses inflected with the plague. Red Cross (in Muslim lands, red crescent) adopted as a symbol of ambulance service 1864 by the Geneva Conference.
Red Cross n.
An international organization that cares for the wounded, sick, and homeless in wartime according to the terms of the Geneva Convention of 1864, and now also during and following natural disasters.
A national branch of the Red Cross.
The Red Cross emblem of this organization, a Geneva cross or a red Greek cross on a white background.