Skull and crossbones
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Skull and crossbones is a symbol of a human skull with two long bones crossed below it. It is used in several contexts:
- Skull and crossbones (symbol), as a symbol of death and especially as a memento mori on tombstones.
- Skull and crossbones (poison), a warning symbol of poisonous substances and danger
- Skull and crossbones (military), in variations used by several military forces
- Skull and crossbones (fraternities and sports), used also by sororities and secret societies
- Skull and crossbones (Spanish cemetery) "campo santo", used to mark the entrances to cemeteries
- Unicode represents the symbol "☠" in its Miscellaneous Symbols block.
- Skull and crossbones are sometimes shown on a crucifix, referring to Golgotha or Adam's skull.
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- Jolly Roger, the name of various (black/pirate) flags often including skull and crossbones
- Totenkopf, German for the "skull & crossbones" symbol
- Death's head (disambiguation)
- Skull and Bones, a secret society at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut
- Skull & Bones (album) by the rap group Cypress Hill
- Crossbones (disambiguation)
- Bucranium, an ancient symbol of the skull of an ox
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