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Dictionary of Vexillology: T (Trooping the Colour - Type Flag)
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- TROOPING THE COLOUR (or COLOR)
- A military ceremony at which the colour is marched past assembled troops (see
also ‘colour 2)’ and
- TROPHY FLAG
- A flag captured in battle and displayed as a trophy – a captured flag (see also
- 1) The wooden block or metal plate at the top of a flagpole (or mast) below
the finial, which includes a pulley (sheaved block) or a hole for the halyard
- often incorrectly used as a synonym for the ball or other finial at the top
of that flagpole (see also ‘Appendix I,
- 2) A short pole flexibly mounted on top of a mast for the flying of a flag
or pennant at sea and ashore – a pigstick (see also
'masthead, at the').
- TRUMPET BANNER
- See ‘bannerette’.
- A tuft of hair, feathers or other similar materials used in the same manner
as a flag (see also ‘vexilloid 1)’).
Please note that the term is taken from the ancient Roman tufa which is considered to
have been a helmet crest, and to have been adopted in Britain as the tuuf.
- 1) An Ottoman vexilloid, now obsolete, of Mongoloid/Turkic origin that symbolized
civil or military authority, and consisted of a number of yak or horsetails at the top
of a staff - a horsetail standard (see also
‘standard 5)’ and
- 2) See ‘toug’.
Please note that the schellenbaum in use by German Army
bands and some others, although also descended from the Ottoman horsetail standard,
is a musical instrument and not a vexilloid.
National Music Museum, used with permission
- TWO-AND-A-HALF ARMED CROSS
- The term used in Eastern European heraldry – and a direct translation of the Polish póltrzecia krzyza –
that describes a Cross of Lorraine which has a third arm projecting on one side only - usually the sinister
(see also ‘cross 2)’,
‘cross of Lorraine’,
‘orthodox cross’ and
Arms and Alternative Flag of Jablonna, Poland (fotw); Arms and Flag of Legionowo,
Poland (fotw); Arms and Flag of Wojaszówka, Poland (fotw)
- 1) A term used when the reverse of a flag differs from its obverse (see also
‘obverse’, ‘reverse’ and the note below).
- 2) See ‘double-sided’.
Please note with regard to 1) that this term can include those flags where most of the
reverse is a mirror image of the obverse – for example those of Argentina, Egypt and
Brazil – but where the detail such as lettering or a charge, is made so that it can be
seen correctly on both sides.
The Obverse and Reverse of the National Flag of Paraguay (fotw); The Obverse
and Reverse of the National Flag of Moldova (1990-2010) (fotw and CS)
The Globe as it should appear on both the obverse and reverse of the National Flag of Brazil (fotw)
- TYPE FLAG
- See ‘model flag’.
Flag of Yukon Territory, Canada (Design Details Established by
Type/Model Flag) (fotw)
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