flag staves

flagstaff

[flag-staf, -stahf]
noun, plural flagstaves, flagstaffs.

Origin:
1605–15; flag1 + staff1

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flagstaff
1610s, from flag (n.) + staff. The settlement in Arizona, U.S., so for a July 4, 1876, celebration in which a large flag was flown from a tall tree.
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