: a heraldic charge consisting of a cross formed by a bend and a bend sinister crossing in the center
Examples of saltire in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebBefore the results were announced, musicians played bagpipes to a saltire-waving crowd; the next day, unionists clashed with independence supporters, the former firing a flare, which led to violence and arrests.
Rebecca Nathanson, Harper's magazine, 19 June 2019
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