cross of Lorraine


cross of Lorraine
A cross consisting of a vertical bar intersected by a shorter horizontal one above its midpoint, and again by another horizontal bar half the length of the first, intersecting the vertical bar midway between the larger horizontal bar and the top of the vertical bar:

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  • cross of Lorraine — cross′ of Lorraine′ n. rel a cross having two crosspieces, the upper shorter than the lower • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • Cross of Lorraine — This article is about the symbol. For the film, see The Cross of Lorraine. The Cross of Lorraine (French: Croix de Lorraine) is originally a heraldic cross. The two barred cross consists of a vertical line crossed by two smaller horizontal bars.… …   Wikipedia

  • cross of Lorraine — Etymology: Lorraine, France Date: circa 1889 a cross with two crossbars the lower one of which is longer than the upper one and intersects the upright below its center; also patriarchal cross see cross illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cross of Lorraine — noun a cross with two crossbars, one above and one below the midpoint of the vertical, the lower longer than the upper • Syn: ↑Lorraine cross • Hypernyms: ↑Cross …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross of Lorraine — a cross having two crosspieces, the upper shorter than the lower. See illus. under cross. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • The Cross of Lorraine — Infobox Film name = The Cross of Lorraine image size = caption = director = Tay Garnett producer = Edwin H. Knopf writer = Hans Habe (novel) Robert Aisner (story) Lilo Dammert (story) Robert Hardy Andrews Alexander Esway Ring Lardner Jr. Michael… …   Wikipedia

  • Lorraine-Dietrich — was a French automobile and aircraft engine manufacturer from 1896 until 1935, created when railway locomotive manufacturer Société Lorraine des Anciens Etablissments de Dietrich and Cie (known as De Dietrich et Cie, founded in 1684 by Jean de… …   Wikipedia

  • Lorraine cross — Lorraine′ cross′ n. cross of Lorraine • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • Lorraine — Lorraine1 [lô rān′] n. [Fr] a feminine name Lorraine2 [lō̂ ren′] 1. historical region of NE France: see ALSACE LORRAINE 2. metropolitan region of modern France in the same general area: 9,092 sq mi (23,548 sq km); pop. 2,306,000; chief city,… …   English World dictionary

  • Lorraine (region) — Infobox French region native name = Région Lorraine common name = Lorraine image flag size = 115px image logo size = 120px | :)capital = Metz area = 23,547 area scale = 10 Regional president = Jean Pierre Masseret (PS) (since 2004) population… …   Wikipedia


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