Definition of flagstaff in English:



  • another term for flagpole
    • ‘Except for the top portion of its golden flagstaff, it was not even visible from any direction.’
    • ‘It's customary to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flagstaffs in the open.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is noteworthy however, that he chose to place a flagstaff on the roof of the building at all.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The flagstaffs in front of the National Palace of Culture will be turned into huge candles.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He noted that several of the surrounding buildings had pennants of the same design fluttering from flagstaffs.’
    • ‘The American flag flew proudly from the stern flagstaff, and Mackenzie just watched it flutter in the breeze.’
    • ‘He holds himself steady by taking a firm grasp of a flagstaff bearing the British merchant ensign.’
    • ‘A wide tree-lined mall leads to the flagstaff, which crowns a small hill.’
    • ‘People cried out in pain as security guards brandishing flagstaffs as batons pushed back the rubbernecking crowd to allow the procession to pass.’
    • ‘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.’