Death's"-head` (?), n.
A naked human skull as the emblem of death; the head of the conventional personification of death.
I had rather be married to a death's-head with a bone in his mouth.
Death's-head moth Zool., a very large European moth (Acherontia atropos), so called from a figure resembling a human skull on the back of the thorax; -- called also death's-head sphinx.
© Webster 1913.