capture the flag

noun

Definition of capture the flag

: a game in which players on each of two teams seek to capture the other team's flag and return it to their side without being captured and imprisoned

Examples of capture the flag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Blazepod's founder developed a series of exercises for the system, like capture the flag and relay races. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 29 July 2022 Games such as badminton, capture the flag, and spikeball require more physical exertion and hand-eye coordination than others. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 21 May 2022 Give the fight purpose and structure by adding a game like capture the flag or freeze tag. Outside Online, 1 Nov. 2020 Crisis breeds innovation, and the difficulties of conducting in-person business during the pandemic have exposed office workers to a tactic once reserved mostly for camp counselors, or bosses with capture the flag captain energy: color coding. New York Times, 4 Jan. 2022 Capture the flag at night: Play a few nighttime rounds of capture the flag with your family and friends. Katia Hetter, CNN, 29 May 2021 The games range from obstacle-course challenges and iterations of capture the flag to contests based on popular characters such as Peppa Pig and Sonic the Hedgehog. Paul Ziobro, WSJ, 9 Mar. 2021 The games range from obstacle-course challenges and iterations of capture the flag to contests based on popular characters such as Peppa Pig and Sonic the Hedgehog. Paul Ziobro, WSJ, 9 Mar. 2021 The games range from obstacle-course challenges and iterations of capture the flag to contests based on popular characters such as Peppa Pig and Sonic the Hedgehog. Paul Ziobro, WSJ, 9 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of capture the flag

circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of capture the flag was circa 1925

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17 Aug 2022

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“Capture the flag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capture%20the%20flag. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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