from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A small distinguishing flag displayed by a yacht.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Nautical, a swallow-tailed flag or pendant: in the merchant service it generally has the ship's name upon it.
- noun A kind of small coal used for burning in engine-furnaces.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A kind of small coat.
- noun (Naut.) A swallow-tailed flag; a distinguishing pennant, used by cutters, yachts, and merchant vessels.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
broad tapering pennant, often with a swallowtail, flown by merchant ships to identify the vessel and by yachtsto identify the yacht club, as well as being the form of the flag of the State of Ohio. (See also, Flag of Ohio).
- noun A kind of small coal used in furnaces.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
"Yes, my dear Squaretoes; but we don't call a burgee a flag aboard ships."
Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal Hand-scrimshawed burgee buckle For the Salty Dog This hand-scrimshawed burgee buckle jibes well with a canvas belt, salt-faded chinos and a simple pique polo.
You can get race news (on the Kiwi crew member who lost a finger, for example), updated photos of the beach from the "San Diego Bay-Cam" and a glossary for finding out the difference between a gennaker and a burgee.
Still others passionately advocate for the defeat of the housing bonds, and they too fly the burgee of honesty and courage.
As I write this, there are those among us who have actively taken hold of fate's tiller and are out in the open water with the NotPropR burgee.
Others sail under the aegis of brave men and women who have graciously allowed NotPropR to fly their burgee beneath their own.
Now, as she came up into the harbour, she could pass without question for a man-o'-war brig except that she flew the Royal Yacht Squadron burgee instead of a commission pendant.
An impression of paint, varnish, and carpentry was in the air; a gaudy new burgee fluttered aloft; there seemed to be a new rope or two, especially round the diminutive mizzen-mast, which itself looked altogether new.
Now, our man held aloft a stick with the houseboat's burgee on it, and a photograph was taken that we might not forget where our diverted road came out and where to go to meet the "friggetts" that might be coming in almost any time.
Davy Jones they did salute the raising of the neat little burgee that had a silver fox fashioned in silken hand-work upon it.