Maltese-cross meaning

The definition of a Maltese cross is the symbol for a Christian order known as the Knights Hospitaller that was established in the mid 16th century in Malta by Charles V of Spain.

An example of a Maltese cross is a cross with four equal arms that look like four v-shaped arrowheads joined at their points.

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A cross having four equal arms resembling arrowheads joined at the points.
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A cross whose arms look like arrowheads pointing inward.
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A perennial garden flower (Lychnis chalcedonica) of the pink family, having brilliant-red flowers with five heart-shaped lobes.
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A cross having four equal arms resembling arrowheads joined at the points.
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A flowering plant Lychnis chalcedonica of the family Caryophyllaceae.
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(gymnastics) A position on the rings where the gymnast's body is horizontal and straight, with arms to the side; a horizontal planche.
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A Geneva wheel.
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