from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Heraldry An ordinary in the shape of a Saint Andrew's cross, formed by the crossing of a bend and a bend sinister.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An ordinary (geometric design) in the shape of an X. It usually occupies the entire field in which it is placed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A St. Andrew's cross, or cross in the form of an X, -- one of the honorable ordinaries.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See saltier.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cross resembling the letter x, with diagonal bars of equal length
The flag of Scotland is known as the saltire pictured below or St. Andrews Cross. thistle.
The flag of Scotland is known as the saltire pictured below or St. Andrews Cross.
"The saltire is our flag as much as anybody else's.
Doing their bit were Allan Rennie and Sarah O'Callaghan, a saltire over their knees and a late-morning Pimms in hand.
And the saltire was regared as somwhere between the Swastika and the Confederate flag as a fashion icon.
Scottish Labour is reclaiming the saltire, I think no bad thing, a sign how the "centre" has moved in the direction of nationalism.
He has enjoyed many a dinner at Balmoral Castle and was invited to the royal wedding, unlike Gordon Brown or Tony Blair he wore a saltire tie.
This year, more than ever before, it is the saltire he has to bear.
It isn't the saltire itself that's disturbing about this image.
I'm half expecting the next PPB to be 5 minutes of the saltire photographed from various angles with the flashing word "SCOTLAND" superimposed accompanied by obligatory cheapo Celtic muzak, natch.