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checkered flag

noun, (in automobile racing)
1.
a flag having a pattern of black and white squares, used to signal that a car has crossed the finish line and completed its race.
2.
this signal indicating the first car to cross the finish line or the winner.
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Examples from the web for checkered flag
  • Tiny engages in several racing events but doesn't take the checkered flag in any of them.
  • The checkered flag is in sight, but the race isn't quite over yet.
Contemporary definitions for checkered flag
noun

in auto racing, a black-and-white checked flag that signals drivers that they have finished the race

noun

victory in a race

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