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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [flag-pohl]
    • /ˈflægˌpoʊl/
    • /ˈflæɡ.pəʊl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flag-pohl]
    • /ˈflægˌpoʊl/

Definitions of flagpole word

  • noun flagpole a staff or pole on which a flag is or can be displayed. 1
  • noun flagpole A pole used for flying a flag. 1
  • noun flagpole mast from which a flag is flown 1
  • countable noun flagpole A flagpole is a tall pole on which a flag can be displayed. 0
  • noun flagpole a pole or staff on which a flag is hoisted and displayed 0
  • noun flagpole a pole on which a flag is raised and flown 0

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Origin of flagpole

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
First recorded in 1880-85; flag1 + pole1

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Parts of speech for Flagpole


flagpole popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

flagpole usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for flagpole

noun flagpole

  • leg — either of the two lower limbs of a biped, as a human being, or any of the paired limbs of an animal, arthropod, etc., that support and move the body.
  • rod — a male given name, form of Roderick or Rodney.
  • beam — If you say that someone is beaming, you mean that they have a big smile on their face because they are happy, pleased, or proud about something.
  • mast — the fruit of the oak and beech or other forest trees, used as food for hogs and other animals.
  • stick — a thrust with a pointed instrument; stab.

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