flagpole

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

Definition of flagpole

: a pole on which to raise a flag

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Rumors surfaced that the derrick was there to lift a 60-foot flagpole. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "A Friendship Turned to Rivalry. A Feud That Changed the New York Skyline.," 27 Mar. 2019 On the hallowed ground, where the Army of the Potomac collided with the Army of Northern Virginia in the bloodiest day in American military history, the flagpole in front of the visitor center remains conspicuously bare. John Waters, The Seattle Times, "In shutdown, national parks transformed into Wild West — heavily populated and barely supervised," 2 Jan. 2019 Whoa, what’s going on?’ The flags were already fluttering straight out from the flagpoles. Bill Pennington And Zach Schonbrun, New York Times, "U.S. Open 2018: A First Round Full of Struggles," 15 June 2018 An American flag that had been taken down from a flagpole there has been restored by Homeland Security police, while other officers were seen standing on the roof of the entrance of the building. Greg Norman, Fox News, "Portland ICE facility protest camp broken up by feds as crowds shout 'no racist police!'," 28 June 2018 On July 12, New London will add an item to its downtown public art collection: a sculpture by Renee Rhodes featuring a 25-foot gaff-rigged yardarm flagpole and a life-size bronze of Athena, protector of cities. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "'Two Lives, One Passion' At Springfield Museums," 7 July 2018 Sometimes the flagpoles are put in place by using a helicopter. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, "Flagpole firm withstands winds of change," 7 Apr. 2018 There were three flagpoles in the room, decorated with random pieces of paper. Sarah Mower, Vogue, "Louise Gray: A Totemic Comeback for a Scottish Original," 16 Sep. 2018 An Associated Press photographer captured an image of Long firing the flamethrower toward a man wielding a flagpole during the deadly Aug. 12 rally. Fox News, "Counterprotester who used flamethrower during Charlottesville rally appeals conviction," 21 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of flagpole

1854, in the meaning defined above

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flagpole

noun

English Language Learners Definition of flagpole

: a tall pole from which a flag hangs : a pole used to display a flag

flagpole

noun
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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