flagpole flagpole  /f ˈlæɡ ˌpoʊl/

Definition(s):

  1. (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
  2. (n) a tall staff or pole on which a flag is raised

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. All afternoon, the protesters chanted and the police hovered, until about 3:30, when someone climbed a flagpole and began lowering the American flag.
  2. Next morning an animated group of Panamanians cheered as their country's white, red and blue banner was run up a new flagpole atop bush-covered Ancon Hill.
  3. NASA says Aldrin was twisting the flagpole to get the moon soil, which caused the flag to move.

News

  1. At age 17, ‘the flagpole kid’ is already a business success story

    At the age of 17, Emily Waldon is already a business veteran earning about $100,000 over the past 11 years selling flagpoles, a business she began at age six after wanting to do something patriotic after 9/11.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Mississippi Business Journal

  2. Eyeball-Licking Fetish Leads To Pink Eye Infections

    Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Teenagers from every generation will always find a way to behave in a way that completely confounds adults from generations prior. Flagpole sitting, music festivals, planking and others have been curious yet mostly safe ways for kids to act out. Yet there are other dangerous trends out there that teenagers pick up that are more than ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  3. So where did the county flag go?

    The Medina County flag used to fly above Old Glory on the flagpole outside the Medina County Courthouse, but it’s been missing lately and its designer would like to know why. Designer Calvin Ganyard said other county buildings fly the flag — such as the animal shelter and the county home — and is perplexed as ... Read More
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Medina County Gazette

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