Entry: saltire (n.)
In context: "And two black girls on the breakfast crew reportedly found a set of squeegees on the dining hall's north wall, several meters up and hung crossed in a kind of saltire, placed there by parties unknown."
Definition: An ordinary in the form of a St. Andrew's cross, formed by a bend and a bend sinister, crossing each other; also, a cross having this shape. Hence, in saltire: crossed like the limbs of a St. Andrew's cross. per saltire
Other: Lots of pictures here.
A word you'll learn very early on playing competitive Scrabble. Also: realist, saltier, slatier, retails, tailers.
SNOOT score: 1
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, Wikipedia