flag of convenience love

flag of convenience


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A foreign flag under which a merchant vessel is registered for purposes of reducing operating costs or avoiding government regulations.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Registration of a ship in a country chosen for its low taxes, permissive regulations, and so on.
  • n. The flag flown by a ship so registered (which flag then corresponds to the country of registration).


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Sorry, no example sentences found.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.