from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An airline owned by or strongly identified with a nation.
- noun An airline or merchant vessel registered in a given country.
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- noun A
personcarrying a standardor flag, usually at sporting events and parades, previously on the battlefield.
- noun business A transportation company, such as a
shippingor airlinecompany, that is registered in a given state
- noun politics A strong
supporterof a cause, or perhaps the strongest and most visible supporter of said cause.
- noun A
national airline(typically having the flag, or other national insignia, on the tail)
- noun military, nautical An
aircraft carrierserving as a flagship
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