Share this entry

Share this page

stand of colours

Line breaks: stand of col|ours

Definition of stand of colours in English:

noun

British
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.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rɪˈzɪlɪənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…