Definitions for flagshipˈflægˌʃɪp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a ship carrying the commander of a fleet, squadron, or the like, and displaying the officer's commander's flag.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  2. the main vessel of a shipping line.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  3. the most important one of a group or system.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flagship(noun)

    the chief one of a related group

    "it is their flagship newspaper"

  2. flagship(noun)

    the ship that carries the commander of a fleet and flies his flag


  1. flagship(Noun)

    In a maritime fleet, the ship occupied by the fleet's commander (usually an admiral); it denotes this by flying his flag.

  2. flagship(Noun)

    The most important one out of a related group.

    The retail company's store in London is their flagship.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flagship(noun)

    the vessel which carries the commanding officer of a fleet or squadron and flies his distinctive flag or pennant


  1. Flagship

    A flagship is a vessel used by the commanding officer of a group of naval ships, reflecting the custom of its commander, characteristically a flag officer, flying a distinguishing flag. Used more loosely, it is the lead ship in a fleet of vessels, typically the first, largest, fastest, most heavily armed, or best known. Over the years the term "flagship" has been borrowed in metaphoric form by industries such as broadcasting, automobiles, education, and retailing to refer to their highest profile or most expensive products and outlets.


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