Definition of stand of colours in English:

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stand of colours


A battalion’s flags.
Example sentences
  • Colonel Buckley replied, ‘I receive this stand of colors in behalf of the Twenty-ninth regiment.’
  • The second stand of colors was presented to Governor Draper at the State House on April 22, 1909.
  • Howe reported the capture of two stands of colors, artillery, the camp equipage and some 200 prisoners.
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