flagstaff

[ flag-staf, -stahf ]SEE DEFINITION OF flagstaff
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLAGSTAFF

He reached the step below the terrace on which the flagstaff stood.

Then he sat down on the steps below the flagstaff and lit a pipe.

He halted for a minute on the terrace where the flagstaff was.

For erecting a flagstaff and forming a fence, the Staff is very useful.

"A sailor found them by the flagstaff that—that night," sobbed Mrs. Cheyne.

From the flagstaff of a hotel on the heights floated the American flag.

Again and again the flagstaff fell, and again and again we replaced it.

Look out for the flagstaff at the gate, and presint my respects to the general.

Only one man was killed, which was caused by the fall of the flagstaff.

The flagstaff was gone, leaving the hole where it had been stuck.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from flag (n.) + staff (n.). The settlement in Arizona, U.S., so called for a July 4, 1876, celebration in which a large flag was flown from a tall tree.

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