Admiralty flag

noun

: a British sea flag of red with an anchor and cable in yellow in the center

Word History

Etymology

so called from its being flown on boats carrying members of the Board of Admiralty

First Known Use

1755, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Admiralty flag was in 1755

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“Admiralty flag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Admiralty%20flag. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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