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Vierkleur, noun

Forms:
Occasionally with small initial.
Plurals:
Vierkleurs, occasionally Vierkleure /ˈfiːrkliœrə/.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, vier four + kleur colour.
The flag of the old Transvaal (or South African) Republic, 1857–77 and 1881–1902, having three horizontal stripes of red, white, and blue, and a vertical stripe of green on the left-hand side; rare, the flag of the Orange Free State Republic (see Weekend Post quotation 1993). Also attributive.
1899 S.T. Plaatje Boer War Diary (1973) 25The missionary..had the ‘Vierkleur’ waving over his dwellinghouse.
1993 Weekend Post 20 Nov. 13 (letter)None of the flags from which our present national flag is derived — the Dutch, the two Vierkleurs or the Union Jack — can be said to represent the majority of South Africans.
The flag of the old Transvaal (or South African) Republic, 1857–77 and 1881–1902, having three horizontal stripes of red, white, and blue, and a vertical stripe of green on the left-hand side; rare, the flag of the Orange Free State Republic (see Weekend Post quotation 1993). Also attributive.

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