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Glossary

The field refers to the background of a flag or banner. In the case of the Brazil flag, the field is green.

 


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The Fly end of the flag is the side opposite of the heading or the end that is farthest from the flagpole.

 

 

Fringe is added to a flag around the three edges. The left edge or the header of the flag will not have any fringe. Fringed flags are generally found on indoor flags and presentation sets.

 

 

Grommets are placed in the header of a flag or banner so that it may be fastened to a flagpole or other display type.

 

 

 

 

A small military flag, usually swalllowtailed, serving as a guide to troops.

 

 


This means to fly a flag at any point below its normal position at the top of the staff or pole. This is done to signify mourning or protest.

 

 

 


The rope by which a flag is hoisted.

 

 

 

 


A white piece of heavy material, usually canvas, into which a rope or grommets are put to facilitate hoisting the flag.

 

 

 


A tube of material along the hoist of the flag, or where you would normally find the heading. Through which a staff or pole is inserted.

 

 

 

 

 


A flag or bunting attached flat against a building or wall as decoration, the bottom sometimes flying free.

 

 

 


 Font Side
 Back Side

This refers to a flag or banner that reads correctly on one side and is a mirror image on the other side. A large majority of flags are created this way.

 

 

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A small piece of leather sewn within the pole sleeve of a flag that fastens to a screw head protruding from the staff or pole in order to keep the flag from slipping off.

 


A device at the top of a flagpole that provides the housing of a pulley , for raising and lowering of the halyard.

 

 


A bar attached horizontally to a staff on the mizzenmast of a ship or on shore in imitation of  naval usage. Flags are flown from it attached to halyards.