white flag

noun
Updated on: 15 Apr 2018

Definition of white flag

1 : a flag of plain white used as a flag of truce or as a token of surrender
2 : a token of weakness or yielding

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WHITE FLAG Defined for English Language Learners

white flag

Definition of white flag for English Language Learners

  • : a flag used to show that you want to stop fighting or to indicate defeat


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white flag

noun

Definition of white flag for Students

: a flag of plain white raised in asking for a truce or as a sign of surrender

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