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Flag·staff

 (flăg′stăf′)
A city of north-central Arizona east-northeast of Phoenix. Founded in 1876, it grew as a lumbering center and is the site of Lowell Observatory (established 1894).

flag·staff

 (flăg′stăf′)
n.

flag•pole

(ˈflægˌpoʊl)

n.
Also called flagstaff. a staff or pole on which a flag is or can be displayed.
Idioms:
run (something) up the flagpole, to announce as a test to gauge reactions.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Flagstaff - a town in north central Arizona; site of an important observatory
Arizona, Grand Canyon State, AZ - a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
2.flagstaff - a tall staff or pole on which a flag is raised
staff - a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose; "he walked with the help of a wooden staff"
Translations

flagstaff

[ˈflægstɑːf] Nasta f de bandera

flagstaff

[ˈflægstɑːf] nmât m
References in classic literature ?
There was probably not a knight of all the Round Table com- bination who would not rather have died than been caught carrying such a thing as that on his flagstaff.
That's a real flagstaff, you see," said Wemmick, "and on Sundays I run up a real flag.
Accordingly, the great fire-horse was "let out" from Flagstaff to Winslow, till a division superintendent protested.
It was bitterly cold, for the fierce gusts of the storm which swept round the turret drove in through every unimpeded way, whistling at the sharp corners and singing round the trembling flagstaff.
That slate tower bang over the porch, with the dormer windows and the iron railing and flagstaff atop makes us a present of the period.
Crowds composed of both sexes and nearly all ages were frisking about the garden or sitting in the open air in front of the flagstaff and the temple, drinking wine and coffee or smoking.
On the Pratzen Heights, where he had fallen with the flagstaff in his hand, lay Prince Andrew Bolkonski bleeding profusely and unconsciously uttering a gentle, piteous, and childlike moan.
You see that little white house with a flagstaff yonder?
One was hoisted up to the gaff of the flagstaff, and the other was placed on the wide veranda.
The latter led us across a small parade ground, where a battery of light field guns was parked, and toward a log building, in front of which rose the flagstaff.
In front there are a few cultivated fields, and beyond them the smooth hill of coloured rocks called the Flagstaff, and the rugged square black mass of the Barn.
To walk out on the South Spit, until I get the South Spit Beacon, and the flagstaff at the Coast-guard station above Cobb's Hole in a line together.