Definition of fiery cross in US English:

fiery cross


  • 1A burning wooden cross used as a symbol by the Ku Klux Klan.

    • ‘I'd like to see all our outdoor Church services end with a fiery cross - it's a wonderful image.’
    • ‘He claimed that a Liberal MP, famous for citing non-existent fiery crosses and phantom white racists, approached and urged him to join the party.’
    1. 1.1historical A wooden cross, charred and dipped in blood, used among Scottish clans to summon men to battle.
      • ‘Scotland exported the Ku Klux Klan and the fiery cross to the New World.’
      • ‘He sent out a terrible signal - a fiery cross summoning his Clan Alpine to war.’