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  1. simple past tense and past participle of cross


crossed (not comparable)

  1. Marked by a line drawn crosswise, often denoting cancellation.
  2. Folded.
    crossed legs
  3. Cruciate.
  4. (heraldry) Having a cross placed on it, or (with respect to the arms of a cross) having a bar placed crosswise over (an existing bar) so as to form a cross.
    • 1871, Kilkenny and South-east of Ireland Archaeological Society, The Journal of the Kilkenny and South-east of Ireland Archaeological Society, page 220:
      In certain popular heraldic works the crest assigned to the surname "Archer," in Ireland, is "a mound azure banded and crossed or," whereas there is no instance of the Archers of Kilkenny - probably the earliest of the name []
    • 1874, John Woody Papworth, An Alphabetical Dictionary of Coats of Arms Belonging to Families in Great Britain and Ireland, page 1095:
      Quarterly gu. and az. a royal orb arg. banded and crossed or. Sweden; granted 1751. Gilbert UNIVERSAL, Bishop of London 1128-34.
    • 1897, William Kirkpatrick Riland Bedford, The Blazon of Episcopacy: Being the Arms Borne by Or Attributed to the Archbishops and Bishops of England and Wales with an Ordinary of the Coats Described and of Other Episcopal Arms, page 217:
      Gules, a cross potent crossed or. CHADERTON, Chester 1579; Lincoln 1595.

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