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Welcome to the VexiWiki Glossary! There are many terms on VexiWiki that many of you don't know of, so we thought we'd place some of those hard-to-understand terms here. Feel free to add more.

AEdit

BEdit

backgroundEdit

the main color of the flag, without the symbols

bicolourEdit

a flag design with two stripes covering the entire background


CEdit

cantonEdit

the canton is the quarter of a flag which is located at the top of the hoist

crossEdit

a vertical stripe and a horizontal stripe or the same color, both going through the center of the flag


DEdit

diagonally leftEdit

a flag design split into two right triangles with the hypotenuses of the triangles running from the hoist to the lower fly

discEdit

a large circle in or near the centre of a flag design

double swallowtailEdit

a swallowtail flag with two points on the fly


EEdit

FEdit

fieldEdit

a background

fimbriatedEdit

see fimbriation

fimbriationEdit

a border around a design element

flagEdit

a piece of cloth that is flown on a flagpole, and is usually a symbol of a person, place, thing, or idea

fleur-de-lisEdit

a symmetrical stylized French flower with three petals, the central petal tallest and largest

fleur-de-lysEdit

see fleur-de-lis

flyEdit

the half of the flag that is away from the flagpole, or the half of the flag that "flies"


GEdit

HEdit

hoistEdit

the side of the flag that is attached to the flagpole


IEdit

JEdit

KEdit

LEdit

MEdit

NEdit

OEdit

PEdit

pallEdit

a Y-shaped flag design, with the hoist's two corners as the corners of the Y.

persoflagEdit

a personal flag

personal flagEdit

a flag that represents a person

pileEdit

an isosceles triangle as long as the flag, with the hoist as its base

proportionsEdit

the ratio of the length of a flag's hoist to its length


QEdit

quadricolourEdit

a flag design with four stripes covering the entire background

quarterlyEdit

a flag which is divided into quarters (for example, Panama)


REdit

SEdit

saltireEdit

a cross as large as the flag with its endpoints on all four corners of the flag

Scandinavian crossEdit

a cross flag design in which the cross's intersection is placed between the hoist and the center of the flag

sinisterEdit

a stripe or other element running from the lower hoist to the upper fly of a flag

swallowtailEdit

a flag shape with triangular sections cut out from the fly


TEdit

tribandEdit

a flag design with three stripes covering the entire background

tricolourEdit

a flag design with three stripes of different colours covering the entire background. One of the variants of triband


UEdit

upper flyEdit

the area of the flag which is located the the top of the fly

upper hoistEdit

another term for the canton area


VEdit

vexillographyEdit

the study of flag design, the making of flags, or the designing of flags

vexillologyEdit

the study of flags


WEdit

XEdit

YEdit

ZEdit

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