Tuesday, 22 January 2013

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.

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Source: Oxford English Dictionary, Wikipedia   

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