Stars and Stripes


noun

the national flag of the U.S., consisting of 13 horizontal stripes that are alternately red and white, representing the original states, and of a blue field containing 50 white stars, representing the present states.
Also called Old Glory, The Star-Spangled Banner.
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Examples from the Web for old glory

  • When the Revolution broke out, he obtained command of a ship, and was the first to fly the Stars-and-Stripes in foreign waters.

    The Story of John Paul Jones|Chelsea Curtis Fraser
  • At the same instant up went the Stars-and-Stripes aboard the American.

    The Story of John Paul Jones|Chelsea Curtis Fraser
  • A little later, flying the Stars-and-Stripes at her masthead, she anchored off the bay at Quiberon.

    The Story of John Paul Jones|Chelsea Curtis Fraser

British Dictionary definitions for old glory

Stars and Stripes

noun

the Stars and Stripes (functioning as singular) the national flag of the United States of America, consisting of 50 white stars representing the present states on a blue field and seven red and six white horizontal stripes representing the original statesAlso known as: the Star-Spangled Banner

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Culture definitions for old glory

Stars and Stripes

The national flag of the United States. Its fifty stars represent the fifty states; its thirteen stripes represent the thirteen colonies that became the original states.


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