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saltire

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noun sal·tire \ˈsȯl-ˌtī(-ə)r, ˈsal-\

Definition of saltire

  1. :  a heraldic charge consisting of a cross formed by a bend and a bend sinister crossing in the center



Origin and Etymology of saltire

Middle English sautire, from Anglo-French sautour


First Known Use: 14th century


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