distinguishing flag

noun

1
: any of certain flags flown to indicate the presence of an officer of high rank or of the holder of a high governmental office
used in the British navy and the U.S. Army
compare personal flag
2
: a flag flown to identify the headquarters of a major unit of the U.S. Army that does not have an organizational color or standard
3
: a flag indicative of the ownership of a vessel (as the house flag of a commercial ship or the private signal of a yacht)

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“Distinguishing flag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distinguishing%20flag. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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