an ordinary in the form of a cross with arms running diagonally from the dexter chief to the sinister base and from the sinister chief to the dexter base; St. Andrew's cross.
Idioms about saltire
in saltire, (of charges) arranged in the form of a saltire.
per saltire, diagonally in both directions: party per saltire.
- Also saltier.
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How to use saltire in a sentence
Hilton of Westmoreland bore “Sable three rings gold and two saltires silver in the chief.”
You are very closely allied to the Percies, and the Saltires have Percy blood in them also.The Stark Munro Letters | J. Stark Munro
British Dictionary definitions for saltire
heraldry an ordinary consisting of a diagonal cross on a shield
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