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flagstaff

[flag-staf, -stahf] /ˈflægˌstæf, -ˌstɑf/
noun, plural flagstaves, flagstaffs.
1.
Origin of flagstaff
1605-1615
1605-15; flag1 + staff1

Flagstaff

[flag-staf, -stahf] /ˈflægˌstæf, -ˌstɑf/
noun
1.
a city in central Arizona. About 6900 feet (2100 meters) high.
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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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Word Origin and History for flagstaff
n.

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

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