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flag station

a railroad station where trains stop only when a flag or other signal is displayed or when passengers are to be discharged.
Also called flag stop.
Origin of flag station
1845-50, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The city was twenty miles inland from the little flag-station, and the flag-station was ten miles away from Jemmy Three.

    Judith Lynn Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • "It's a flag-station not far from Buffalo," announced48 Roger.

    Dave Porter at Star Ranch Edward Stratemeyer
  • I often thought that if I could choose my own station in life, my choice would be a flag-station on the railroad.

    Phaeton Rogers Rossiter Johnson
  • A flag-station on the railway brings the links within easy walking distance.

    The Sunny Side of Ireland John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger
  • Over fifty years ago when I was a small child, I stood at a flag-station waiting for the train.

    Prisons and Prayer: Or a Labor of Love Elizabeth Ryder Wheaton
  • It was called a flag-station, and it consisted of a shanty dumped inconsequentially into the sand and sagebrush.

    The Road Jack London

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