American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Heraldry An ordinary in the shape of a Saint Andrew's cross, formed by the crossing of a bend and a bend sinister.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See saltier.
- n. heraldry An ordinary (geometric design) in the shape of an X. It usually occupies the entire field in which it is placed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a cross resembling the letter x, with diagonal bars of equal length
- Middle English sautour, from Old French saultoir, stile, from saulter, to jump, from Latin saltāre; see saltation. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The flag of Scotland is known as the saltire pictured below or St. Andrews Cross. thistle.”
“The flag of Scotland is known as the saltire pictured below or St. Andrews Cross.”
“The saltire is our flag as much as anybody else's.”
“Doing their bit were Allan Rennie and Sarah O'Callaghan, a saltire over their knees and a late-morning Pimms in hand.”
“And the saltire was regared as somwhere between the Swastika and the Confederate flag as a fashion icon.”
“Scottish Labour is reclaiming the saltire, I think no bad thing, a sign how the "centre" has moved in the direction of nationalism.”
“He has enjoyed many a dinner at Balmoral Castle and was invited to the royal wedding, unlike Gordon Brown or Tony Blair he wore a saltire tie.”
“This year, more than ever before, it is the saltire he has to bear.”
“It isn't the saltire itself that's disturbing about this image.”
“I'm half expecting the next PPB to be 5 minutes of the saltire photographed from various angles with the flashing word "SCOTLAND" superimposed accompanied by obligatory cheapo Celtic muzak, natch.”
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any and all things heraldry related.
Words and phrases used in blazoning heraldic devices, along with names and other terms associated with the art and science.
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Anything related to Scottish culture, cuisine, language, history and so on. Does not include Gaelic words unless acceptable (roughly speaking!) in a wider sense.
Words taken from Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace.
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Words I've come across while reading and looked up in the dictionary.
in memory of a dog of the 70s
or what I can remember of it.
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