St George's ensign

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • St George's ensign the distinguishing flag of the British navy, a red cross on a white field
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sanctus, holy.

Usage

In literature:

The St. George's white ensign flag and pendant alone are used.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Besides the Union in the canton, the white ensign has the St. George's cross extending over the whole field.
"Flags:" by Andrew Macgeorge
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