flagpole
noun Date: 1854 a pole on which to raise a flag

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  • flagpole — ► NOUN ▪ a pole used for flying a flag …   English terms dictionary

  • flagpole — [flag′pōl΄] n. a pole on which a flag is raised and flown …   English World dictionary

  • flagpole — [[t]flæ̱gpoʊl[/t]] flagpoles N COUNT A flagpole is a tall pole on which a flag can be displayed. The new Namibian flag was hoisted up the flagpole …   English dictionary

  • flagpole — UK [ˈflæɡˌpəʊl] / US [ˈflæɡˌpoʊl] noun [countable] Word forms flagpole : singular flagpole plural flagpoles a tall thin pole used for hanging a flag on …   English dictionary

  • flagpole — flag•pole [[t]ˈflægˌpoʊl[/t]] n. Also called flagstaff a staff or pole on which a flag is or can be displayed. • run (something) up the flagpole Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • flagpole — /ˈflægpoʊl/ (say flagpohl) noun 1. Also, flagstaff /ˈflægstaf/ (say flagstahf). a staff or pole on which a flag is displayed. 2. Colloquial the penis. –phrase 3. run (something) up the flagpole, Colloquial …   Australian English dictionary

  • flagpole — /flag pohl /, n. a staff or pole on which a flag is or can be displayed. Also called flagstaff. [1880 85; FLAG1 + POLE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • flagpole — noun /ˈflæɡˌpoʊl/ A tall pole up which one or more flags may be raised and flown. Syn: flagstaff …   Wiktionary

  • Flagpole — Flag|pole [ flægpəʊl; engl. gleichbed.]: ↑ Flaggenmast …   Universal-Lexikon

  • flagpole — flag|pole [ˈflægpəul US poul] n a tall pole on which a flag hangs = ↑flagstaff …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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