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Union flag

noun
1.
the national flag of the United Kingdom, being a composite design composed of St George's Cross (England), Saint Andrew's Cross (Scotland), and Saint Patrick's Cross (Ireland) Often called Union Jack
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  • Not a union flag now in sight, but plenty of the "Stars and Bars!"

  • We were in sight of the river, and the union flag was just beyond.

    With Fire and Sword Samuel H. M. Byers
  • The second union flag that was raised that day in Richmond was over Libby.

    Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout Alfred Bishop Mason
  • In these circumstances the union flag had become meaningless.

    British Flags W. G. Perrin
  • The union flag should not be styled a Union Jack except when it is flown as a jack.

  • The quarterly form was best adapted to admit of this surcharge, as the harp was to occupy the centre of the union flag.

    British Flags W. G. Perrin
  • The union flag flown by the War Office on ceremonial days is, however, of naval pattern.

    British Flags W. G. Perrin
  • Probably because after the seventeenth century the union flag was rarely seen at sea in any other position.

    British Flags W. G. Perrin

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