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Dictionary of Vexillology: Appendix IX

Diagonal Stripes

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Below please find illustrated the various diagonal stripes seen in vexillology, together with the terms that have been used to describe them and references to where they may be found in the main text as appropriate (see also appendix VI).

With regard to those stripes carrying compass directions, please note that in an east-west or west-east diagonal the end of the stripe nearest the top of the flag is given first, whereas, in all other cases the end closest to the hoist is that first listed.

descending diagonal
Bend, Descending Diagonal, Falling Diagonal, Hoist Diagonal, Right diagonal or Right Diagonal Bar
See descending diagonal

ascending diagonal
Ascending Diagonal, Bend Sinister. Fly Diagonal, Rising Diagonal, Reverse Bend, Left Diagonal or Left Diagonal Bar
See ascending diagonal.

west-east diagonal
Reduced Bend or West-East Diagonal
See west-east diagonal.

east-west diagonal
East-West Diagonal or Reduced Bend Sinister
See east-west diagonal.

north-south diagonal
Enhanced Bend or North-South Diagonal
See north-south diagonal.

south-north diagonal
Enhanced Bend Sinister or South-North Diagonal
See south-north diagonal.

north-east diagonal
North-East Diagonal
See north-east diagonal.

south-east diagonal
South-East Diagonal
See south-east diagonal.

west-north diagonal
West-North Diagonal
See west-north diagonal.

west-south diagonal
West-South Diagonal
See west-south diagonal.


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