flag·​pole | \ ˈflag-ˌpōl How to pronounce flagpole (audio) \

Definition of flagpole

: a pole on which to raise a flag

Examples of flagpole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At Highland High School, speakers used a megaphone to give short speeches near the flagpole out front, before moving off school property over to Sugar House Park. Connor Sanders, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2022 The observance in Independence begins at 7 a.m. at the flagpole on the grounds of Independence High School/Middle School, 6001 Archwood Road, Independence. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 3 May 2022 Events will kick off at the flagpole located at Chick-fil-A in Five Points South as an Irish Flag is raised. al, 16 Mar. 2022 Later that evening, the fire truck began to shake, and a flagpole near the vehicle snapped in two. Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 21 May 2022 Rathbun then knocked Webster back, and in response, Webster began swinging an aluminum flagpole before tackling the officer. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 3 May 2022 The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Boston erred by not letting a local group fly a Christian flag at a city hall flagpole that had been open to other groups. NBC News, 3 May 2022 Normally, a flagpole outside a city hall would not be considered a public forum. Mark Satta, The Conversation, 3 May 2022 Webster, 56, of Goshen, New York, assaulted D.C. police Officer Noah Rathbun with metal aluminum Marine Corps flagpole, jurors found. Spencer S. Hsu, Anchorage Daily News, 2 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of flagpole

1854, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jun 2022

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“Flagpole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flagpole. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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flag·​pole | \ ˈflag-ˌpōl How to pronounce flagpole (audio) \

Kids Definition of flagpole

: a pole on which to raise a flag

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