flag·​stick ˈflag-ˌstik How to pronounce flagstick (audio)
: a staff for a flag marking the location of the cup on a golf putting green

Examples of flagstick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After just missing the green in two on the mammoth 605-yard par 5, Clark found himself with an extremely difficult uphill lie in thick rough with a bunker sitting between his ball and the flagstick. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 16 June 2023 McConnell allegedly jumped from the general admission bleachers at the 16th hole in just a pair of underwear and ran to the green before dancing with the flagstick. Jenna Ortiz, The Arizona Republic, 16 Feb. 2023 Ryan is that golfer who punches out of the trees and back into the fairway; Wentz tries to thread it through the woods to the flagstick. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 5 Sep. 2022 He looked deflated at first, as the ball sailed past the flagstick. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 July 2022 The result is a shot that travels about 80 yards in the air and rolls a long way – and, in two cases in the past year – stopping only when the ball struck the flagstick. The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 July 2022 Among the craziest happenings of the day was Hideki Matsuyami’s chip from the high grass from behind the fifth green that hit the flagstick on the fly and ricocheted sideways into a bunker. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 18 June 2022 Players looking to try their luck, simply cue up a contest, take dead aim at the virtual flagstick and compete to win cash prizes. Mike Dojc, Forbes, 20 May 2022 Both hit approaches right of the flagstick that spun back. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flagstick was in 1888

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“Flagstick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flagstick. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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