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white flag

noun

Simple Definition of white flag

  • : a flag used to show that you want to stop fighting or to indicate defeat

Full Definition of white flag

  1. 1 :  a flag of plain white used as a flag of truce or as a token of surrender

  2. 2 :  a token of weakness or yielding

1555

First Known Use of white flag

1555


WHITE FLAG Defined for Kids

white flag

noun

Definition of white flag

  1. :  a flag of plain white raised in asking for a truce or as a sign of surrender




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