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union jack

1. A flag consisting entirely of a union.
2. Union Jack The flag of the United Kingdom.
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Union Jack

1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a common name for Union flag
2. (Nautical Terms) (often not capitals) a national flag flown at the jackstaff of a vessel
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un′ion jack`

1. a jack consisting of the union of a national flag or ensign, as the U.S. jack, formed from the blue field and white stars of the U.S. national flag.
2. (caps.) the British national flag.
3. any flag the overall design of which is a union.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.union jack - national flag of the United KingdomUnion Jack - national flag of the United Kingdom
flag - emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
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العَلَم البريطاني
Union Jack
Union Jack
brit: a brit zászló
breski ríkisfáninn
štátna vlajka Veľkej Británie
Birleşik Krallık Bayrağı


(ˈjuːnjən) noun
1. the act of uniting or process of being united. Union between the two countries would be impossible.
2. the state of being united, eg in marriage, friendship etc. Their marriage was a perfect union.
3. a club or association. The European Union.
Union Jack (usually with the)
the national flag of the United Kingdom.
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References in classic literature ?
We hoisted the Union Jack and remained on deck, asking Bradley to go below and assign to each member of the crew his duty, placing one Englishman with a pistol beside each German.
Noa Noah, at Sheldon's direction, ran the Union Jack up the flag- staff.
Over it flaunted a Union Jack, flapping cheerfully in the morning breeze.
On arriving before the battlements, I found the Union Jack flying and the drawbridge up; but undeterred by this show of defiance and resistance, I rang at the gate, and was admitted in a most pacific manner by the Aged.
Another pause, and then, not a quarter of a mile in front of me, I beheld the Union Jack flutter in the air above a wood.
I don't believe in the Empire growing until it reaches the sky; I don't believe in the Union Jack going up and up eternally like the Tower.
He hoisted the Union Jack on the pinnacles of thought.
The Red Cross of his Knight, "the dear remembrance of his dying Lord," was in those days the flag of England, and is still the Red Cross of our Union Jack. And besides the allegory the poem has something of history in it.
That elephant there, I take it, stands for something in the nature of the Union Jack in the flag.
In the last scene, when the Emperor of Tartary gets up into a cart and condescends to bless the united lovers by hovering over them with the Union Jack, his eyelashes are moistened with emotion.
Our steamboat came up directly this had left the wharf, and soon bore us to the mouth of the Niagara; where the stars and stripes of America flutter on one side and the Union Jack of England on the other: and so narrow is the space between them that the sentinels in either fort can often hear the watchword of the other country given.
The Union Jack, so to speak, won't be worth the paper it's written on, Tom."

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