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flag·pole

 (flăg′pōl′)
n.
A pole on which a flag is raised. Also called flagstaff.
Idiom:
run (something) up the flagpole Slang
To test (a plan, suggestion, draft, or idea) and then measure the response to it.

flagpole

(ˈflæɡˌpəʊl) or

flagstaff

n, pl -poles, -staffs or -staves (-ˌsteɪvz)
1. a pole or staff on which a flag is hoisted and displayed
2. run something up the flagpole to pursue a tentative course of action in order to gauge the reaction it receives

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.flagpole - surveying instrument consisting of a straight rod painted in bands of alternate red and white each one foot wideflagpole - surveying instrument consisting of a straight rod painted in bands of alternate red and white each one foot wide; used for sightings by surveyors
surveying instrument, surveyor's instrument - an instrument used by surveyors
2.flagpole - 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
liaison de type mât
zastavni drog

flagpole

[ˈflægpəʊl] Nasta f de bandera

flagpole

[ˈflægpəʊl] nmât m

flagpole

nFahnenstange f; to run an idea/a proposal up the flagpole (inf)eine Idee/einen Vorschlag testen

flagpole

[ˈflægˌpəʊl] npennone m
References in classic literature ?
He seesawed on the mizzenmast of his craft as safe as a Steeple Jack rigged to the flagpole of a skyscraper.
The little schoolhouse with its flagpole on top and its two doors in front, one for boys and the other for girls, stood on the crest of a hill, with rolling fields and meadows on one side, a stretch of pine woods on the other, and the river glinting and sparkling in the distance.
At the conclusion of the song they ran up a handsome paper flag on a tall flagpole, and all of the people of the village gathered around to cheer as loudly as they could--although, of course, their voices were not especially strong.
The deck was deserted, and he crawled to the extreme end of it, near the flagpole. There he doubled up in limp agony, for the Wheeling "stogie "joined with the surge and jar of the screw to sieve out his soul.
It later turned out that Speaker Andrej Danko was planning to have a 30-metre-high flagpole erected.The pole, meant to be higher than the one in Budapest, was raised on August 14 in the end, the TASR newswire reported.
A bill requesting the installation of a permanent flagpole on the Holy Family campus earned the support from both the class and the administration.
According to the border service of Tajikistan, residents of Vorukh village on July 22 were preparing for a working visit of president of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon to Isfara and his meeting with Kyrgyz president Sooronbai Jeenbekov and set up a flagpole of Tajikistan on the territory of Vorukh settlement.
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The flagpole should be white and the rope that raises the flag should be the same colour as the flagpole.