flagship

noun
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

Earlier this month Nike revamped it's London flagship store, including plus-size models to show off the brand's recently expanding range of sizes. Glamour, "A Telegraph Article Called Nike's Plus-Size Mannequins 'a Lie.' Women Are Calling BS.," 11 June 2019 Earlier this month Nike revamped its London flagship store, including plus-size models, to show off the brand's recently expanding range of sizes. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Someone Said Nike’s Plus-Size Mannequins Are “a Dangerous Lie,” and Women Are Calling B.S.," 11 June 2019 The activewear retailer unveiled a line-up of curvy mannequins at its new-and-improved London flagship store Wednesday as part of a special floor dedicated just to women. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "Nike Just Introduced Curvy Mannequins," 6 June 2019 Gabriela Hearst’s menswear is available at Mr Porter, Bergdorf Goodman, and her flagship store at 985 Madison Avenue in New York. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Gabriela Hearst Is Launching Menswear—With the Help of One Exceptionally Well-Dressed Guy," 17 May 2019 Launching today, Rodarte and Universal Standard's capsule collection is available to shop online at universalstandard.com and at Universal Standard’s flagship store in SoHo (located at 65 Greene St). Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rodarte & Universal Standard Just Dropped a Surprise Collaboration—And It's Affordable," 9 Apr. 2019 Retail availability for Yandex’s first phone (with an MSRP of 17,990 rubles, or roughly $270), starts tomorrow at the company’s flagship store in Moscow. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Russian search giant Yandex is releasing an Android phone," 5 Dec. 2018 Foreign investors are offloading shares listed in Shanghai and Shenzhen through Hong Kong’s flagship Stock Connect platform. Mike Bird, WSJ, "Foreign Investors are Checking Out of the Chinese Stock Market," 15 May 2019 The Gucci Beauty collection is currently available at gucci.com, and launches May 6 at New York City's Saks Fifth Avenue flagship, followed by saks.com on May 29. Karina Hoshikawa, Allure, "Exclusive: Thomas de Kluyver Talks Relaunch of Gucci Beauty, New Role as Global Makeup Artist," 5 May 2019

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First Known Use of flagship

1672, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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flagship

noun

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.)

flagship

noun
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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