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

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This is Huawei's second triple-camera flagship after the introduction of the P20 Pro in March. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Huawei Mate 20 Pro pictures show off new triple-camera setup," 25 Sep. 2018 The now-defunct Portside Brewery in Cleveland came out with 216, a Pale Ale that was the brewery's flagship and named for Cleveland's area code. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Royal Docks coming out with Three Three Zero beer for 330 area code," 30 Mar. 2018 Ant’s asset-management arm on Wednesday said 588 million users of Alipay, Ant’s highly popular mobile-payments network, had parked cash in its flagship Tianhong Yu’e Bao fund at the end of 2018. Stella Yifan Xie, WSJ, "More Than a Third of China Is Now Invested in One Giant Mutual Fund," 27 Mar. 2019 The collection is set to debut at the opening of Chanel’s first flagship boutique in Seoul, South Korea on Thursday. Scarlett Newman, Teen Vogue, "Pharrell Teases His Upcoming Collaboration With Chanel," 25 Mar. 2019 Branca’s new designs are on display in a private apartment above de Gournay’s flagship showroom in Paris’s Saint-Germain neighborhood. Penelope Rowlands, ELLE Decor, "Designer Alessandra Branca's New Private Client Atelier by the Seine," 15 Mar. 2019 The property in question is located just two blocks from their flagship Magnolia Market in Silos. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Chip and Joanna Gaines Just Bought A Museum to Go With Their Castle," 12 Mar. 2019 There's hardly anything more loudly and aggressively premium than a nearly $2,000 phone with cutting-edge-if-questionably-useful tech, but its uncommon girth at least gives a new shape to this grade of flagship pocket supercomputer. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "The Samsung Galaxy Fold Is a Thick Boy, Just Not in the Way You Actually Need," 20 Feb. 2019 The killing of Khashoggi, who’d been a critic of the crown prince, prompted leading Western CEOs and officials to back out of attending the prince’s flagship investment forum in October. Aya Batrawy, The Seattle Times, "Saudi Arabia showcases $53B in deals at conference," 28 Jan. 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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