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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How to use Stars and Stripes in a sentence
When an American flag is raised, it’s not just the Stars and Stripes.I Returned to Afghanistan 20 Years Ago to Help My Country. I’m Not Leaving Now | Anonymous | August 19, 2021 | Time
Another drummed on a spackle bucket painted with Stars and Stripes.Woman dies after shooting in U.S. Capitol; D.C. National Guard activated after mob breaches building | Washington Post Staff | January 7, 2021 | Washington Post
When the Revolution broke out, he obtained command of a ship, and was the first to fly the Stars-and-Stripes in foreign waters.
A little later, flying the Stars-and-Stripes at her masthead, she anchored off the bay at Quiberon.
At the same instant up went the Stars-and-Stripes aboard the American.
British Dictionary definitions for Stars and Stripes
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 states: Also known as: the Star-Spangled Banner
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Cultural definitions for Stars and Stripes
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