flag·​ship | \ ˈflag-ˌship How to pronounce flagship (audio) \

Definition of flagship

1 : the ship that carries the commander of a fleet or subdivision of a fleet and flies the commander's flag
2 : the finest, largest, or most important one of a group of things (such as products, stores, etc.) often used before another noun the company's flagship storeThe traveling media crew comprises seven beat writers and a reporter from WFAN, the team's flagship station and the granddaddy of all-sports radio.— Hank Hersch

Examples of flagship in a Sentence

the flagship of the Atlantic fleet
Recent Examples on the Web The flagship of the fleet, the steamer Eureka, could carry 3,000 passengers at once and was the largest passenger ferry in the world. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, "When Marin's best transit system reached end of line," 27 Feb. 2021 On Thursday, Samsung will hold its first Unpacked event of 2021, and the star of the show will be the first Android flagship of the year, the Galaxy S21. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Samsung Galaxy S21 preview: New look, small changes, and a price cut," 13 Jan. 2021 LoveShackFancy’s Melrose Place flagship, which will be open through the holiday season, isn’t just a store. Los Angeles Times, "Cottagecore-ready loungewear has landed from LoveShackFancy, Morgan Lane," 15 Dec. 2020 That includes the flagship and speedy Snapdragon 865 processor, a great triple-camera system, and a 120 Hz OLED screen. Gear Team, Wired, "29 Early Black Friday Deals You’ll Want to Snag Now," 24 Nov. 2020 The 12 Mini and 12 Pro Max round out the iPhone 12 family as the entry point and the highest-tier flagship, respectively. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "You can now preorder the HomePod Mini, iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max," 6 Nov. 2020 The system's Women's Pavilion won the Guardian of Excellence for Patient Experience in Outpatient Services, and its flagship, St. Tammany Parish Hospital, won the Guardian of Excellence for Employee Engagement. Staff Report, NOLA.com, "St. Tammany Health System lauded for achievements," 29 Sep. 2020 All postseason Sox games will be on WGN-AM 720, their radio flagship, with Andy Masur and Darrin Jackson on the call. Phil Rosenthal, chicagotribune.com, "What channel is the Chicago White Sox playoff game on? Your complete guide to watching and listening to postseason games.," 28 Sep. 2020 Its architecture is museum-worthy — and mesmerizing — as is Sulwhaoo's stunning flagship in Seoul glimmering with brass structures. Paige Stables, Allure, "Interior Design Ideas From 5 of the World's Prettiest Beauty Boutiques," 26 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of flagship

1672, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of flagship was in 1672

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16 Apr 2021

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“Flagship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flagship. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of flagship

: the ship that carries the commander of a group of ships
: the best, largest, or most important one of a group of things (such as products, stores, etc.)


flag·​ship | \ ˈflag-ˌship How to pronounce flagship (audio) \

Kids Definition of flagship

: the ship carrying the commander of a group of ships and flying a flag that tells the commander's rank

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