Meaning of “flagpole” in the English Dictionary

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"flagpole" in English

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flagpolenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈflæɡ.pəʊl/ us /ˈflæɡ.poʊl/ also flagstaff

Examples from literature

  • Determine to make a large flag and erect a new flagpole. 
  • Horns and banners were in evidence, and from a flagpole floated the Stars and Stripes. 
  • Shall we haul up the flagpole? 
  • Then the street divided to enclose a narrow strip of common adorned with a flagpole greatly in need of a new coat of white paint. 
  • There's to be a flagpole on the cupola, and Nan says they'll have colors every night and morning. 

(Definition of “flagpole” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flagpole" in American English

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flagpolenoun [ C ]

us /ˈflæɡˌpoʊl/

a tall pole to which a flag can be attached

(Definition of “flagpole” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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