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Flag Terms and Vocabulary

Name these terms used in the study of flags.
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Last updated: December 25, 2021
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The study of flags
vexillology
The front side of a flag
obverse
The other side of a flag
reverse
Side of the flag closest to the flagpole
hoist
Side of the flag farthest from the flagpole
fly
The background of a flag
field
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Any emblem, figure, symbol, or device occupying the background
charge
Coat of arms or simple heraldic symbol on a flag
badge
A triangle close to the flagpole side of the flag
chevron
Rectangular area (usually in top left) that can be a flag in its own right
canton
A diagonal cross (also called Saint Andrew's Cross)
saltire
A Y-shaped design on a flag, like South Africa's
pall
Refers to three stripes
triband
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