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 Two more cinematic Star Wars flagpoles have been planted for December 2024 and 2026. Fortune, "Disney Is Ready to Roll Out New ‘Star Wars’ Sagas as One Story Ends," 14 Jan. 2020 The city of Oceanside will hold a brief 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 9 a.m. at the east flagpole in the Civic Center Complex at Ditmar. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Desmond to speak at Fallbrook 9/11 ceremony," 11 Sep. 2019 Silence fell outside Howard County’s George Howard Building Wednesday morning as bagpipes played and a white wreath with a red, white and blue ribbon was placed at the flagpole. Jess Nocera, baltimoresun.com, "Howard County reflects and remembers lives lost during 9/11 attacks," 11 Sep. 2019 The tallest flagpole in the U.S. is 400 at the Acuity Insurance company between Green Bay and Milwaukee. USA TODAY, "Rare black rhino born, dengue fever, ‘Santa Lady,’ disputed Lincoln hat: News from around our 50 states," 26 Dec. 2019 At that Aurora event, a contingent of protesters went beyond protesting outside the facility and replaced flags on flagpoles stationed outside the front door. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "ICE Protests Draw Thousands as Immigraiton Detention Facilities Face More Militant Direct Actions," 15 July 2019 The lone exception is the flag placed by Armstrong and Aldrin, who had struggled to plant the flagpole in the unexpectedly hard lunar soil. NBC News, "Apollo 11: Eleven things you never knew about NASA's landmark moon mission," 14 July 2019 Another group stormed the barriers near the building and pulled down an American flag off the flagpole in front of the facility and replaced it with a Mexican flag. Jeff Bailey, The Denver Post, "WATCH: Protesters at ICE facility in Aurora pull down American flag and raise Mexican flag," 12 July 2019 LiliAnna then joined Tristen, Nathin and Cierra at the flagpole, where the kids were already hooking up the American flag. Ty Vinson, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana 4th graders do their best to honor the flag, struggle to understand impeachment," 24 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of flagpole

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flagpole was in 1854

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21 Jan 2020

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“Flagpole.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flagpole?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=f&file=flagpo01. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of flagpole

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


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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