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 (bər-jē′, bûr′jē)
A small distinguishing flag displayed by a yacht.

[Perhaps from French dialectal bourgeais, shipowner, from Old French burgeis, citizen, from bourg, bourg; see bourg.]


(Nautical Terms) nautical a triangular or swallow-tailed flag flown from the mast of a merchant ship for identification and from the mast of a yacht to indicate its owner's membership of a particular yacht club
[C18: perhaps from French (Jersey dialect) bourgeais shipowner, from Old French borgeis; see bourgeois1, burgess]


(ˈbɜr dʒi, bɜrˈdʒi)

a small nautical flag or pennant, used for identification or as a signal.
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A shiny black steam-yacht, with mahogany deck-house, nickel-plated binnacles, and pink-and-white-striped awnings, puffed up the harbour, flying the burgee of some New York club.
But the rider was later found guilty of dropping his hands and losing third place on Bring Back Charlie despite looking around several times in the closing stages of the 2m maiden hurdle won by Mr Burgees.
Yachts racing in the Rolex Sydney Hobart do so flying the burgees of these participating clubs.
Awards and merchandise are made from recycled materials and old NRW burgees.
Ben Burgees headed across goal for Barmby to add the finishing touch with his head on 55 minutes.
The last of the local Regattas go ahead this weekend under the West Kirby and Dee burgees with starts around 9 am and 10ambefore the annual pilgrimage to the Menai Strait for the Regattas Fortnight.
Burgees Akhter, a 24-year-old secretary from Foleshill said: "You have got people from all different cultures and religions here today all showing that they care about each other.