Definition of flagstaff in English:



  • another term for flagpole
    • ‘He noted that several of the surrounding buildings had pennants of the same design fluttering from flagstaffs.’
    • ‘It's customary to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flagstaffs in the open.’
    • ‘She recalls the whole school standing outside school each morning before lessons began while the headmaster would raise the New Zealand flag on a flagstaff.’
    • ‘Let's begin with those new flagstaffs, fly some flags at the border points with our neighbour and be pleased to have them fly Saint George on the southern side.’
    • ‘The American flag flew proudly from the stern flagstaff, and Mackenzie just watched it flutter in the breeze.’
    • ‘It is noteworthy however, that he chose to place a flagstaff on the roof of the building at all.’
    • ‘The flagstaffs in front of the National Palace of Culture will be turned into huge candles.’
    • ‘Our proposal would remove a layer of bureaucracy and make it easier for anyone who wants to fly the European Union flag to do so from any location where there is a flagstaff.’
    • ‘But it turns about out of the 900 government and subsidized schools, there are still about 60 which do not have flagstaffs and therefore cannot raise the national flag.’
    • ‘He holds himself steady by taking a firm grasp of a flagstaff bearing the British merchant ensign.’
    • ‘Immediately on receipt of the news the red ensign was hoisted on the Victoria Tower, the town hall bells were rung, the press flagstaffs were decked with bunting and the consular flags were hoisted.’
    • ‘A wide tree-lined mall leads to the flagstaff, which crowns a small hill.’
    • ‘On St George's Day, if a government building has two flagstaffs, the Cross of St George may be flown together with the Union Jack - providing the former is not in a superior position.’
    • ‘Except for the top portion of its golden flagstaff, it was not even visible from any direction.’
    • ‘People cried out in pain as security guards brandishing flagstaffs as batons pushed back the rubbernecking crowd to allow the procession to pass.’