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 Capital One has announced that all flagship Capital One rewards credit card holders can now use Capital One Travel to book travel and even use their rewards to cover the cost of their reservation. Bill Hardekopf, Forbes, 19 May 2022 Starting this summer, New York berry connoisseurs will have the option of purchasing the red delicacy at Whole Foods’ new flagship in the NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 19 May 2022 The sinking of the Russian flagship Moskva and recent successful attacks on Snake Island both occurred within the administrative region and were celebrated by those who live here. Phil Mccausland, NBC News, 18 May 2022 Wednesday was a particular low point, with the flagship ARK Innovation ETF (ticker ARKK) slumping 10% in its third-worst drop on record. Sam Potter, Fortune, 14 May 2022 The Pixel 6a—confirmed today to cost $449—is shipping with a flagship SoC—the very same Google Tensor chip that ships in the $600 Pixel 6 and $900 Pixel 6 Pro. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 11 May 2022 Diane von Furstenberg at her desk in her studio above the flagship DVF boutique in Manhattan. Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, 8 May 2022 In recent weeks, NBC News and The New York Times have reported that U.S. intelligence helped Ukraine sink Russia's Black Sea flagship, kill multiple Russian generals, and shoot down a transport plane carrying hundreds of Russian troops. Grayson Quay, The Week, 7 May 2022 The most recent leak delivers excellent news for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 flagship, as Samsung will reportedly use a new processor variant for the handset. Chris Smith, BGR, 6 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of flagship

1672, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Flagship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flagship. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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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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