dress ship
phrasal to ornament a ship for a celebration by hoisting national ensigns at the mastheads and running a line of signal flags and pennants from bow to stern

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dress ship — idi a) navig. to decorate a ship by hoisting lines of flags running its full length b) navig. U.S. Navy. to display the national ensigns at each masthead and on the flagstaff …   From formal English to slang

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