flag·​stick | \ ˈflag-ˌstik How to pronounce flagstick (audio) \

Definition of flagstick

: 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 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 Kang, coming off a season-opening victory last week at Lake Nona, had eight birdies (one of them after hitting the flagstick with her tee shot on the par-3 17th) for a 65. Jeff Babineau, ajc, 28 Jan. 2022 Rahm made a gutsy decision to play his third shot away from the hole, flipping the ball to the right of the hole above the flagstick. New York Times, 20 June 2021 Mickelson, from his position, couldn’t even see the flagstick. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, 18 June 2021 The ball doinked off the flagstick and rolled into the water again, leaving Scott gobsmacked and with a double-bogey seven. Star Tribune, 13 Nov. 2020 Steve Stricker and Matthew Wolff also barely missed aces on No. 7, and Zalatoris nearly had a second ace when his 6-iron on the 13th hole hit the flagstick and rattled out of the hole. Star Tribune, 18 Sep. 2020 Players must not touch or remove the flagstick from the cups at any time. Lisa J. Huriash, sun-sentinel.com, 8 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of flagstick

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flagstick was in 1888

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Last Updated

24 May 2022

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“Flagstick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flagstick. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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