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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 ORNAMENT
- A decorative band usually placed along the hoist of a flag, and intended to represent an element of cultural identity but see national ornament.
Flag of the Mulgi people, Estonia (Zoltan Horvath)
Please note that this not an established term, but has been introduced by the Editors since no established alternative 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 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, to 1) and
dress ship, to 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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