Celtic cross

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Celtic cross. Monumental carved stone cross consisting of a vertical shaft and horizontal arms with a circlet, its centre at the intersection, linking the blocky forms at the extremities of the arms with the shaft and the base of the shrine-like superstructure with pitched roof that crowns the composition. Also called wheel-head cross.

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Celt·ic cross • n. a Latin cross with a circle around the center.