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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 ?
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.
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.
One was hoisted up to the gaff of the flagstaff, and the other was placed on the wide veranda.
You see that little white house with a flagstaff yonder?"
"That's a real flagstaff, you see," said Wemmick, "and on Sundays I run up a real flag.
You will find me beside the flagstaff upon Miller Hill.
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. The kite- string and the wire which controlled the runners made a concourse of weird sounds which somehow, perhaps from the violence which surrounded them, acting on their length, resolved themselves into some kind of harmony--a fitting accompaniment to the tragedy which seemed about to begin.
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.
Whether he stood still, leaning with both hands on the flagstaff, or, bearing it upon his shoulder, paced slowly up and down, the careful arrangement of his poor dress, and his erect and lofty bearing, showed how high a sense he had of the great importance of his trust, and how happy and how proud it made him.
Cheyne's neck, and toiled up the long, long grades, past Ash Fork, towards Flagstaff, where the forests and quarries are, under the dry, remote skies.
You wonder what may be the use of this tall flagstaff in the by-street, with something like Liberty's head-dress on its top: so do I.
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. And yet there could not be anything more sensible.