Glossary of vexillology
A small flag or streamer carried on the lance of a
Generically, a synonym for a flag of any kind, and in heraldry specifically, a square or rectangular flag whose design is identical to the shield of a
A distinguishing flag of a recreational boating organisation, which commonly has the shape of a
A version of a national flag that is flown on civil ships to denote their nationality.
A version of a national flag that is flown on civil installations or craft.
The flag of a military unit.
A small flag flown at each of the corners of a football pitch or other sports field.
A flag that is flown on a visiting ship in foreign waters as a sign of respect for the foreign nation.
The flag of any ship or military unit, or, generically, a synonym for any kind of flag. On ships, an ensign is normally flown at the stern.
A small flag that the French military uses.
A heraldic flag that is suspended and pendent from a crossbar.
A small flag that a military unit flies; in
A flag flown from a short jackstaff at the bow of a ship.
A flag that is wider at the hoist than at the fly.
A decorative flag for Scottish Highland bagpipes.
A kind of flag that is flown along mountain ridges and peaks in the
A flag that a superior naval officer flies on his
A flag or pennant that communicates or signals information that is not
A version of a national flag that represents and may be restricted in use only to the national government and agencies thereof; the design of many state flags consists of the civil flag (see above)
A flag-like object that is used in a similar symbolic manner as a flag, but that differs from a conventional flag in some way.
A flag-like object that is suspended from a horizontal crossbar; the Ancient Roman army used it as its military standard.
A variant of a national flag that a nation's military forces use on land.
A conical textile tube that is used to indicate the direction and strength of wind.