Definition of Saltire

1. Noun. A cross resembling the letter x, with diagonal bars of equal length.

Exact synonyms: St. Andrew's Cross
Generic synonyms: Cross



Definition of Saltire

1. n. A St. Andrew's cross, or cross in the form of an X, -- one of the honorable ordinaries.

Definition of Saltire

1. Noun. (heraldiccharge) An ordinary (geometric design) in the shape of an X. It usually occupies the entire field in which it is placed. ¹

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Definition of Saltire

1. a heraldic design [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saltire

saltillo
saltillos
saltily
saltimbanco
saltimbancos
saltimbocca
saltimboccas
saltine
saltines
saltiness
saltinesses
salting
salting in
salting out
saltings
saltire (current term)
saltires
saltirewise
saltish
saltle
saltless
saltlick
saltlicks
saltlike
saltly
saltmaker
saltmakers
saltmaking
saltmarsh
saltmarshes

Literary usage of Saltire

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1. An Alphabetical Dictionary of Coats of Arms Belonging to Families in Great by John Woody Papworth (1874)
"Arg. on a saltire sa. five ducks of the field mem- bered gu. ... Gu. on a saltire arg. five martlets volant of the first. ..."

2. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and by James Balfour Paul (1893)
"Or, a saltire and chief gu., the latter charged with a fleur de lys of the first ... Paly of six or and gu. a saltire sa., on a chief az. a garb between two ..."

3. Franks Bequest: Catalogue of British and American Book Plates Bequeathed to by Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks, Edward Russel James Gambier Howe, British Museum Dept. of Prints and Drawings, Sidney Colvin (1904)
"Erm. a saltire gu. Fitzgerald. Gu. a saltire or surmounted of a cross engr. erm. Prince. Per pale arg. and sa. a saltire per pale ermines and erm. Latton. ..."

4. A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry by Henry Gough, James Parker (1894)
"It should be described where there is one tincture, a saltire of so many lozenges, &c. ... Julian is a saltire crossed, or as otherwise described, ..."

5. A Treatise on Heraldry, British and Foreign: With English and French Glossaries by John Woodward (1896)
"JOHNSTON bore : Argent, a saltire sable, on a chief gules three cushions or. ... JARDINE : Argent, a saltire and a chief gules, on the last three mullets of ..."

6. Catalogue of British and American Book Plates Bequeathed to the Trustees of by Augustus Wollaston Franks, Edward Russell James Gambier Howe (1904)
"Erm. a saltire gu. Fitzgerald. Gu. a saltire or surmounted of a cross engr. erm. Prince. ... Per pale arg. and sa. a saltire per pale ermines and erm. ..."

7. An Alphabetical Dictionary of Coats of Arms Belonging to Families in Great by John Woody Papworth (1874)
"Erm. two battle-axes in saltire sa. that in bend dexter oppressed by that in ... Fire-ball Per chevron embattled or and gu. two battle-axes m saltire arg. ..."

8. An Alphabetical Dictionary of Coats of Arms Belonging to Families in Great by John Woody Papworth (1874)
"Arg. on a saltire sa. five ducks of the field mem- bered gu. ... Gu. on a saltire arg. five martlets volant of the first. ..."

9. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and by James Balfour Paul (1893)
"Or, a saltire and chief gu., the latter charged with a fleur de lys of the first ... Paly of six or and gu. a saltire sa., on a chief az. a garb between two ..."

10. Franks Bequest: Catalogue of British and American Book Plates Bequeathed to by Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks, Edward Russel James Gambier Howe, British Museum Dept. of Prints and Drawings, Sidney Colvin (1904)
"Erm. a saltire gu. Fitzgerald. Gu. a saltire or surmounted of a cross engr. erm. Prince. Per pale arg. and sa. a saltire per pale ermines and erm. Latton. ..."

11. A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry by Henry Gough, James Parker (1894)
"It should be described where there is one tincture, a saltire of so many lozenges, &c. ... Julian is a saltire crossed, or as otherwise described, ..."

12. A Treatise on Heraldry, British and Foreign: With English and French Glossaries by John Woodward (1896)
"JOHNSTON bore : Argent, a saltire sable, on a chief gules three cushions or. ... JARDINE : Argent, a saltire and a chief gules, on the last three mullets of ..."

13. Catalogue of British and American Book Plates Bequeathed to the Trustees of by Augustus Wollaston Franks, Edward Russell James Gambier Howe (1904)
"Erm. a saltire gu. Fitzgerald. Gu. a saltire or surmounted of a cross engr. erm. Prince. ... Per pale arg. and sa. a saltire per pale ermines and erm. ..."

14. An Alphabetical Dictionary of Coats of Arms Belonging to Families in Great by John Woody Papworth (1874)
"Erm. two battle-axes in saltire sa. that in bend dexter oppressed by that in ... Fire-ball Per chevron embattled or and gu. two battle-axes m saltire arg. ..."

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