The heraldic term used when an animal is shown leaping (possibly upon its prey), or rearing up with both hind feet on the ground, and its forepaws drawn as if level with each other – but see ‘forcené’ and ‘rampant’.
That custom, often prescribed by law or regulation, which requires military
personnel to salute and civilians to remove their hats or place the right hand
over their heart when a flag is raised or lowered, or when it passes in parade
(see also ‘flag salute’).
1) A band of material, usually in the national colours and sometimes
bearing the national arms, worn across the chest by a head of state,
especially (but not exclusively) in South America, or by some civic officials
(see also ‘national colours 2)’ and
‘state arms 2)’ under ‘arms’).
2) A similar symbol (although usually – but not invariably - based on political rather than national colours) used by political organizations (see also
‘political flags 1)’).
Notes a) The civic sash of France is often (although not invariably) seen with the blue stripe uppermost; it is
frequently fringed and sometimes worn around the waist rather than across the chest.
b) Sashes are also worn with some military and civilian awards when in UK usage (and in some others) they are known as a “ribbon”..