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flagpole

[flag-pohl] /ˈflægˌpoʊl/
noun
1.
a staff or pole on which a flag is or can be displayed.
Also called flagstaff.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; flag1 + pole1
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flagpole

/ˈflæɡˌpəʊl/
noun (pl) -poles, -staffs, -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
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run something up the flagpole


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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