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Dictionary of Vexillology: T (Triangle - Triarched Triangular Shield)
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- 1) A horizontal charge whose apex lies along the meridian, and which may
extend up to or slightly exceeding one-half the length of a flag, but whose
base generally (but not exclusively) occupies the full width of the hoist – a
simple or hoist-triangle (see
also ‘chevron 1)’ and ‘meridian’)
2) A charge whose base is parallel to the lower edge of a flag - an ‘upright
triangle’ or a cone (see also ‘voided triangle’).
National flag of Djibouti (fotw);
Air Force Ensign of Jordan (fotw);
Flag of Cercs, Spain (fotw)
a) With regard to 1) when the base is on the
fly it may be called a reversed or fly-triangle
Regarding 2) an upright triangle whose base faces the top of a flag is
c) A triangle whose apex
and base touch opposite edges of the flag, whilst often named a triangle
throughout, should be considered a pile (see ‘pile
- TRIANGLE THROUGHOUT
- See ‘pile 1)’ and note c) in triangle
(above) (also ‘throughout’).
- TRIANGLE VOIDED
- See ‘voided triangle’.
Flag of Villa Saralegui, Argentina (fotw)
- TRIANGULAR (or TRIANGLE) BORDER
- See ‘wolfteeth 1)’.
Presidential Standard of Hungary (fotw)
- A term used to describe the bottom edge of a gonfalon (or possibly the fly of a flag) when it is in the form of a straight-sided triangle (see also ‘gonfalon
1)’ and ‘triangular-ended tails’
Gonfalons of Bilje,
Bošnjaci and Marina, Croatia (fotw)
- TRIANGULAR-ENDED (or TRIANGULARLY ENDING) TAILS (or TONGUES)
- The alternative terms used to describe the bottom edge of a gonfalon (or possibly the fly of a flag) that is cut into two or more straight-sided tails or tongues with triangular
ends (see also ‘gonfalon 1)’, ‘square-tailed’, ‘tails’,
‘tongue(s)’ and and ‘triangular-ended’
Gonfalons of Lobor,
Andrijaševci and Barban, Croatia (fotw)
- TRIANGULAR HEART-SHAPED SHIELD
- The term used in some systems of (European) continental heraldry to
describe a shield of the gothic type - see ‘gothic shield’ and its following note (also ‘triarched triangular shield’).
Arms and Flag of Rakovica, Croatia (fotw)
- TRIANGULAR PANEL
- 1) The term that may be used to describe a right-angle triangle that
usually occupies the full width of a flag, but which has two sides running
parallel to and/or along the edges of that flag.
2) The term may also be used to describe those panels that appear and the
hoist and at the fly of a diagonal tricolour, of a diagonally divided
bi-colour, or of a flag having an ascending or descending diagonal – that is a
bend or bend sinister - see ‘bend’ and ‘bend
3) See ‘cantonal triangle’.
National Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina (fotw); Flag of
Sarajevo – Centar, Bosnia and Herzegovina (fotw); Flag of
Castanhal, Pará Brazil (fotw)
Please note that this term has been introduced by the Editors as no
suitable established alternative could be found.
- TRIANGULAR SWALLOWTAIL
- See ‘tapered swallowtail’.
Triangular Swallowtail/Commodore’s Broad Pennant 1972 - 1994, RSA (fotw)
- TRIANGULAR-TONGUED (or TAILED)
- Alternative terms for that variation of a triple tailed flag whose tongues or tails take
the form of three matching triangles –
see ‘triple-tailed 1)’ (also
‘swallowtail and tongue’,
and ‘triangular-ended tails’.
Unit Colour 67th Military Police Battalion, Croatia
(Željko Heimer); Flag of Euclid, U.S.(fotw)
Please note that these terms have been introduced by the Editors as no
suitable established examples could be found.
- TRIARCHED TRIANGULAR SHIELD
- The term used in some systems of continental heraldry to describe a shield
the edges of which are formed by three (usually regular) convex arcs (see also
‘French shield’, ‘Gothic shield’
with its following note, ‘Italian shield’,
and ‘triangular heart-shaped shield’).
Arms and flag of Tešanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina (fotw)
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