\flˈaɡstaf], \flˈaɡstaf], \f_l_ˈa_ɡ_s_t_a_f]\
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The pole or staff on which the flag is fastened; black flag, a flag of a dark colour displayed to intimate to an enemy that no mercy will be given; flag of truce, a white flag displayed to an enemy to invite to a conference, or to make some request or communication not hostile; red flag, a flag of a red colour displayed as a signal of danger, or as a token of defiance; national flag, a flag of a particular country on which some national emblem or device is emblazoned; to hang the flag half-mast high, to raise a flag only half-way up the mast or flag-staff as a token or sign of mourning; to strike or lower the flag, to lower it from the top in token of respect, or of surrender to an enemy.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.