Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A pole on which a flag is raised.
  • idiom (run (something) up the flagpole) To test (a plan, suggestion, draft, or idea) and then measure the response to it.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as flagstaff.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A pole used to display a flag.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A tall pole up which one or more flags may be raised and flown.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun surveying instrument consisting of a straight rod painted in bands of alternate red and white each one foot wide; used for sightings by surveyors
  • noun a tall staff or pole on which a flag is raised

Etymologies

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flag +‎ pole

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  • The object around which the monkey wrapped his tail.

    September 10, 2007