skull and crossbones

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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.
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A tattoo that reads "Yo ho, yo ho, it's a pirate's life for me" is hidden from clients who visit his Granada Hills office, but a skull-and-crossbones on his desk is not.
Wearing a skull-and-crossbones T-shirt and heavy-duty biker leathers and boots, the 32-year-old popped out for cigs in his brand new luxury car.
SEX-SHAME Tory Boris Johnson was keeping up the comedy act yesterday - as he went for a jog in a skull-and-crossbones hat and daft shorts.