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Stars and Bars

noun
1.
U.S. History. the flag adopted by the Confederate States of America, consisting of two broad horizontal bars of red separated by one of white, with a blue union marked with a circle of white stars, one for each Confederate state.
Compare Southern Cross (def 2).
Origin of Stars and Bars
1861
1861, Americanism
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  • In place of the flag of the free, the stars-and-bars, symbol of slavery, flew above the surrendered ship.

    Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout Alfred Bishop Mason
  • Messing with it would be like redesigning the stars-and-bars.

  • The stars-and-bars, now flying so impudently at her stern, was to be hung up as a trophy in the ward-room of the "Cumberland."

    Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout Alfred Bishop Mason
  • He used to fly right off the handle and wave the stars-and-bars fit to kill!

    Left Tackle Thayer Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for stars-and-bars

Stars and Bars

noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the Stars and Bars, the flag of the Confederate States of America
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