flag stop

noun

: a point at which a vehicle in public transportation stops only on prearrangement or signal

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Frenchman finished six laps down in 23rd Saturday after contact with Takuma Sato flattened his left-rear and forced the No. 60 Honda into an unplanned green flag stop to fix the damage. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 26 July 2022 Typically those races laid out to where there was no stop necessary in Stage 1 and Stage 2, and a green flag stop necessary in Stage 3. Kelly Crandall, USA TODAY, 29 Jan. 2020 The driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford thinks a green-flag stop that was brought on by a loose wheel was too much to overcome. Anthony Andro, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flag stop was in 1941

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Cite this Entry

“Flag stop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flag%20stop. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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