Definitions for flagpoleˈflægˌpoʊl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. Ref: Also called flagstaff. 1

Idioms for flagpole:

  1. run (something) up the flagpole,to announce as a test to gauge reactions.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. range pole, ranging pole, flagpole(noun)

    surveying instrument consisting of a straight rod painted in bands of alternate red and white each one foot wide; used for sightings by surveyors

  2. flagpole, flagstaff(noun)

    a tall staff or pole on which a flag is raised

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. flagpole(noun)ˈflægˌpoʊl

    a long pole to hang a flag from


  1. flagpole(Noun)

    A tall pole up which one or more flags may be raised and flown.


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