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saltire definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a cross resembling the letter x, with diagonal bars of equal length [syn: St. Andrew's cross, saltire]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English sautire, from Anglo-French sautour Date: 14th century a heraldic charge consisting of a cross formed by a bend and a bend sinister crossing in the center

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Heraldry an ordinary formed by a bend and a bend sinister crossing like a St Andrew's cross. Phrases and idioms: in saltire arranged in this way. Derivatives: saltirewise adv. Etymology: ME f. OF sau(l)toir etc. stirrup-cord, stile, saltire, f. med.L saltatorium (as SALTATION)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Saltire Sal"tire, n. [F. sautoir, fr. LL. saltatorium a sort of stirrup, fr. L. saltatorius saltatory. See Saltatory, Sally, v.] (Her.) A St. Andrew's cross, or cross in the form of an X, -- one of the honorable ordinaries.



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