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Meaning of saltire

sal•tire

Pronunciation: (sal'tir, -tīr, sôl'-), [key]
— n. Heraldry.
  1. an ordinary in the form of a cross with arms running diagonally from the dexter chief to the sinister base and from the sinister chief to the dexter base; St. Andrew's cross.
  2. (of charges) arranged in the form of a saltire.
  3. diagonally in both directions: party per saltire.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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