Stars and Bars
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U.S. History. the flag adopted by the Confederate States of America, consisting of two broad horizontal bars of red separated by one of white, with a blue union marked with a circle of white stars, one for each Confederate state.Compare Southern Cross (def. 2).
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Origin of Stars and Bars
An Americanism dating back to 1861
Words nearby Stars and Bars
star route, star ruby, starry, starry-eyed, starry grasswort, Stars and Bars, Stars and Stripes, star sapphire, star-shaped, star shell, starship
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How to use Stars and Bars in a sentence
He used to fly right off the handle and wave the Stars-and-Bars fit to kill!Left Tackle Thayer|Ralph Henry Barbour
The Stars-and-Bars, now flying so impudently at her stern, was to be hung up as a trophy in the ward-room of the "Cumberland."
In place of the flag of the free, the Stars-and-Bars, symbol of slavery, flew above the surrendered ship.
Messing with it would be like redesigning the stars-and-bars.Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom|Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for Stars and Bars
Stars and Bars
the Stars and Bars (functioning as singular) the flag of the Confederate States of America
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