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English definition of “the trooping of the colour”

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the trooping of the colour

UK
a ceremony in which a military flag is carried in public with the soldiers that it represents marching behind it: We watched the trooping of the colour live from Horse Guards Parade.
Translations of “the trooping of the colour”
in Chinese (Traditional) 軍旗列隊儀式…
in Chinese (Simplified) 军旗列队仪式…
(Definition of the trooping of the colour from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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