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- FNFL JACK
- See jack of honour.
Jack of the FNFL (Forces Navales Franηaises Libres), France (fotw)
- FOLK FLAG
- A homemade national flag of simplified design (see also
- FOLKLORE (or FOLK) ORNAMENT
- A decorative band usually (but not invariably) placed along the hoist of a flag, and intended to represent an element of cultural identity a folk ornament but see national ornament.
Flag of Batken, Kyrgyzstan (Jens Pattke); Flag of the Mulgi people, Estonia (Zoltan Horvath);
Arms and Flag of Sunja, Croatia (Željko Heimer)
Please note that these are not established terms, but have been introduced by the Editors since no established alternatives could be found.
- FOOTBALL FLAG
- See sports flag.
Flag of the Royal Belgian Football Association (fotw); Flag of the Gibraltar Football Association (Zoltan Horvath)
- See appendix V.
Flag of Lačnov, Czech Republic (fotw)
- FORE, AT THE
- (adv) When a flag is flown at the truck on the foremast of a ship it is described
as being at the fore, and a command flag of a vice-admiral was formerly flown
in this position (see also balls of difference, flag of command,
- FORE DOWN
- The forward line upon which signal flags are displayed when a vessel is dressed overall -
see dressing lines,
dress ship 1) and
dress ship 4).
- FOREMAST (or FORE)
- The forward vertical mast in a three or four masted sailing ship or the forward
mast of a motor vessel regardless of the number of masts (see also
- FORK(ED)-TAIL (or FORK-TAILED)
- See swallow-tail(ed).
Flag of Galanta, Slovakia (fotw)
- FORKED ENSIGN
- See swallowtail(ed).
State Ensign of Lower Saxony, Germany (fotw)
- FORMΙE (FORMΙ or FORMY) CROSS
- See Cross Pattιe in Appendix VIII:.
Flag of Vilamacolum, Spain (fotw)
- FORTRESS FLAG
- The term for a flag, now obsolete, that was flown over military defences (either inland or coastal).
In British and Russian usage this was the naval jack, whilst in others the war flag/naval ensign or the
state/national flag (or a variant thereof) might be employed.
- 1) some
countries use/used ensigns of special design to denote ships belonging to
naval fortresses (notably Soviet Union)
2) some countries have/had sets
of rank flags to denote presence of officers of particular rank/position
in coastal artillery and fortresses.
1801 Pattern of Union Jack, UK (Graham Bartram);
Jack/Fortress Flag, Soviet Union 1924 1932 (fotw); War Flag/Naval Ensign, Germany 1903 - 1919 (fotw);
Flag of Coastal Fortresses and Naval Buildings, Spain 1793 (fotw)
- FOULED ANCHOR (or FOUL ANCHOR)
- In United Kingdom usage and some others, the term for an anchor entangled with its cable - but see
cabled (also admiralty flag and anchor flag).
Flag of the Admiralty Board, UK (fotw);
Flag of the Navy Board, Canada (fotw); Flag of the
Chief of the Navy Board, Australia (fotw)
Please note that in UK usage the fouled (or foul) anchor is considered a symbol of
the Royal Navy, and that officers of the British merchant marine show an anchor (of a
slightly differing pattern) without its cable on their cap badges and buttons.
- 1) In traditional heraldry a roundel bearing a number of wavy lines on an argent field which represents an architectural feature a roundel barry wavy (see also
roundel 3) and
2) In in modern heraldry and in vexillology the (sometimes stylized) pictorial representation of a decorative/architectural device which pours or projects water.
Flag and Arms of Glσria, Portugal (Klaus-Michael Schneider); Flag and Arms of
Funtana, Croatia (fotw)
- FOUNTAIN FILL
- See gradient fill.
Flag of the Christlich-Soziale Union, Bavaria, Germany (fotw)
- See lanyard 1) (also lanyard pennant).
- FOUR COLOUR PRINTING SYSTEM
- See CMYK.
- FOUR FREEDOMS FLAG
- See honour flag 1).
A Four Freedoms/Honor Flag
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