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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.
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The Flag Island had awarded Trident Flagpoles, a leading company specialised in designing and making banners and flags, to manufacture the huge red, green, black and white standard for the attempt.
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In the morning president gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov arrived at the festively decorated square located in a picturesque part in the south of ashgabat where the majestic 133-metre flagpole - one of the tallest flagpoles in the world on which the flag of Turkmenistan flies is installed.
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According to the agency, the former minister had a double standard towards the companies that won the Ministry's tenders for the installation of flagpoles at border posts and lifting platforms for disabled in public buildings.