white ensign

white ensign

noun
the British naval ensign, consisting of the red cross of St. George on a white field, with the British union occupying the upper quarter along the hoist.

Origin:
1875–80

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White Ensign
 
n
Red Ensign Compare Blue Ensign the ensign of the Royal Navy and the Royal Yacht Squadron, having a red cross on a white background with the Union Jack at the upper corner of the vertical edge alongside the hoist

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