Origin of union jack
Examples from the Web for union jack
A throb of joy gave new spirit to me when I saw the union-jack hanging over the door.
A grave was dug, and the remains of the brave explorer, wrapped in the Union-jack, were gently placed therein.
Go, take charge of our vessel, and send me twenty of the best men of our crew fully armed—also a British Union-jack.The Pirate City|R.M. Ballantyne
Every one had a share in a Union-jack pocket-handkerchief, which they were very proud of.
You must know that the Union-Jack represents the greatest nation in the world.
British Dictionary definitions for union jack
Word Origin and History for union jack
1670s, from union + jack (n.); properly a small British union flag flown as the jack of a ship, but it has long been in use as a general name for the union flag. The Union flag (1630s) was introduced to symbolize the union of the crowns of England and Scotland (in 1603) and was formed of a combination of the cross saltire of St. Andrew and the cross of St. George. The cross saltire of St. Patrick was added 1801 upon the union of parliaments of Great Britain and Ireland.