A little later, flying the stars-and-stripes at her masthead, she anchored off the bay at Quiberon.
At the same instant up went the stars-and-stripes aboard the American.
When the Revolution broke out, he obtained command of a ship, and was the first to fly the stars-and-stripes in foreign waters.
"American flag," attested from 1782. Stars and Bars as a name for the Confederate flag is attested from 1863. Star-spangled is attested from 1590s; Star-Spangled Banner "United States flag" is 1814, from Francis Scott Key's poem (printed in the "Baltimore Patriot" Sept. 20).