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house flag

a flag flown by a merchant ship, bearing the emblem of its owners or operators.
Origin of house flag
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • I do not think it's likely that he will find employment under any other house-flag, let alone ours.

    A Tale of Two Tunnels William Clark Russell
  • Her nationality was British, but you will not find her house-flag in the list of our mercantile marine.

    The Day's Work, Volume 1 Rudyard Kipling
  • And when the house-flag fluttered half-way to the deck and climbed again to the masthead, the soul of Hector McKaye would thrill.

    Kindred of the Dust Peter B. Kyne
  • On a brumal November day, the Sarmania was to sail on her first trip under the Sutton house-flag.

    The Viking Blood Frederick William Wallace
  • This here craft is registered under your grandpas name an is sailin under his house-flag, the old cook reminded him.

    Cursed George Allan England
  • Her house-flag blew stately from the lofty masthead; stately and proud, too, she floated, tall and square.

    The Last Entry William Clark Russell

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