saltire

noun sal·tire \ ˈsȯl-ˌtī(-ə)r , ˈsal- \

Definition of saltire

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

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Origin and Etymology of saltire

Middle English sautire, from Anglo-French sautour


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