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red duster

noun
1.
a red ensign having the Union Jack as a canton, flown by most British merchant ships.
Origin of red duster
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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  • She was built on the Clyde in the early 'sixties, and has seen much service under the red duster.

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British Dictionary definitions for red duster

red duster

noun
1.
(Brit) an informal name for the Red Ensign
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