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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.
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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]
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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"
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Translations

flagstaff

[ˈflægstɑːf] Nasta f de bandera
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flagstaff

[ˈflægstɑːf] nmât m
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References in classic literature ?
On either side the path that led to the gate stood two tall flagstaffs. They were reared on artificial mounds of earth that were ten feet high.
Everywhere, too, were flagstaffs devoid of flags; one white sheet drooped and flapped and drooped again over the Park Row buildings.
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.
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.