from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pole on which a flag is raised. Also called flagstaff.
- idiom run (something) up the flagpole Slang To test (a plan, suggestion, draft, or idea) and then measure the response to it.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tall pole up which one or more flags may be raised and flown.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pole used to display a flag.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as flagstaff.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. surveying instrument consisting of a straight rod painted in bands of alternate red and white each one foot wide; used for sightings by surveyors
- n. a tall staff or pole on which a flag is raised
The message of the pledge and the flagpole is that this is a nation that we live in and whose values we cherish.
When the best thing you can find to run up the flagpole is something pointedly unimpressive, what you’re better off running up the flagpole is nothing atall.
Just behind the hedges in the middle of the picture by the flagpole are a couple walls with the remains of gravestones of soldiers from almost 200 years ago.
And if you look very carefully, you will see on top of the flagpole is a cap of liberty.
Ravenna Township Trustee Patsy Artz says both were lucky to survive and calls the flagpole "an accident waiting to happen."
That comes only weeks after the unveiling of the world's tallest flagpole, which is estimated to have cost more than $3.5 million to create.
The flagpole was a gift to New York from the Netherlands in
The flagpole was a gift to New York from the Netherlands in 1926, on the 300th anniversary of the city's first real estate transaction.
Superintendent of streets Christopher Peck reported that after checking the right-of-way layout, "The flagpole is a foot inside the right of way, based on field measurements."
Not too long ago, a drunken frat boy seemed to be so inspired by our friendly competition that he took to the pole himself doing an impressive "flagpole" move.
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