flag·​staff | \ ˈflag-ˌstaf How to pronounce flagstaff (audio) \

Definition of flagstaff

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a staff on which a flag is hoisted


geographical name
Flag·​staff | \ ˈflag-ˌstaf How to pronounce Flagstaff (audio) \

Definition of Flagstaff (Entry 2 of 2)

city on the Coconino Plateau in north central Arizona population 65,870

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On Saturday, his family, friends and former staffers are gathering around as an 80-foot liberty flagstaff in the museum courtyard is dedicated in his honor. Diane Bell, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Pass the cream and the cannabis coffee, please ...," 9 June 2017 The monument at the base of the flagstaff was designed by Thomas Hastings, whose firm designed the New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. James Barron, New York Times, "Its Flagstaff Light Aglow Again, a Park Is Ready for Memorial Day," 24 May 2017

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circa 1613, in the meaning defined above

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flag·​staff | \ ˈflag-ˌstaf How to pronounce flagstaff (audio) \
plural flagstaffs

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