a representation of a front view of a human skull above two crossed bones, originally used on pirates’ flags and now used as a warning sign, as in designating substances as poisons.
skull and crossbones
a picture of the human skull above two crossed thighbones, formerly on the pirate flag, now used as a warning of danger or death
skull and crossbones n. pl. skulls and crossbones
A representation of a human skull above two long crossed bones, a symbol of death used as a warning label on poisons.
skull and crossbones definition
A picture or outline of a human skull and two crossed arm or leg bones. Pirate ships are supposed to have used the skull and crossbones on their flags. (See also Jolly Roger.)
- Skull cracker
noun See wrecking ball
[skuhl-duhg-uh-ree] /skʌlˈdʌg ə ri/ noun, plural skullduggeries. 1. skulduggery. noun, plural skulduggeries. 1. dishonorable proceedings; mean dishonesty or trickery: bribery, graft, and other such skulduggery. 2. an instance of dishonest or deceitful behavior; trick. noun 1. (informal) underhand dealing; trickery skull-buster
noun 1. a meeting for the purpose of discussion, exchange of ideas, solving problems, etc. 2. a meeting held by an athletic coach, as of football, to instruct team members in new plays or special strategy. skull popper
noun, plural skunks (especially collectively) skunk. 1. a small North American mammal, Mephitis mephitis, of the weasel family, having a black coat with a white, V -shaped stripe on the back, and ejecting a fetid odor when alarmed or attacked. 2. any of several related or similar animals. Compare hog-nosed skunk, spotted skunk. 3. Informal. […]