union jack


noun

a jack consisting of the union of a national flag or ensign, as the U.S. jack, which has the white stars and blue field of the union of the U.S. national flag.
(often initial capital letter) the British national flag.
any flag the overall design of which is a union.

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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of union jack

First recorded in 1665–75
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British Dictionary definitions for union jack

Union Jack

noun

a common name for Union flag
(often not capitals) a national flag flown at the jackstaff of a vessel
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