flagship

noun flag·ship \ ˈflag-ˌship \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

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 store
  • The 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

  1. the flagship of the Atlantic fleet

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First Known Use of flagship

1672

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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FLAGSHIP Defined for English Language Learners

flagship

Definition of flagship for English Language Learners

  • : 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.)


FLAGSHIP Defined for Kids

flagship

noun flag·ship \ ˈflag-ˌship \

Definition of flagship for Students

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


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