What is a Saint Andrew's cross?

What is a Saint Andrew's cross? Here are some definitions.

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  1. A diagonal cross, the figure of a cross that has a form of two intersecting oblique bars.
  2. The national flag of Scotland
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The Flag of Scotland, called The Saltire or Saint Andrew's Cross, is a blue field with a white saltire.
If you split Saint Andrew's cross down the middle, you have a symbol of two great systems, clashing head-on.
Hey, it worked for Geri, so Scots designer Spencer Railton created a Saint Andrew's Cross dress for Paula.
By placing the Saint Andrew's cross on one of the fireplace posts or lintels, witches are prevented from entering through this opening.
The images of the Scottish thistle, the lion rampant, and the Saint Andrew's cross on the national flags come from that period.
The Cross of Burgundy, a form of the Saint Andrew's Cross, is used in numerous flags across Europe and the Americas.

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