red duster

  1. a red ensign having the Union Jack as a canton, flown by most British merchant ships.

Origin of red duster

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby red duster Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use red duster in a sentence

  • 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

  1. British an informal name for the Red Ensign

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