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flag officer Explained

Flag officer at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Flag \Flag\, n. [Cf. LG. & G. flagge, Sw. flagg, Dan. flag, D.
vlag. See {Flag} to hang loose.]
1. That which flags or hangs down loosely.

2. A cloth usually bearing a device or devices and used to
indicate nationality, party, etc., or to give or ask
information; -- commonly attached to a staff to be waved
by the wind; a standard; a banner; an ensign; the colors;
as, the national flag; a military or a naval flag.

3. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of
certain hawks, owls, etc.
(b) A group of elongated wing feathers in certain hawks.
(c) The bushy tail of a dog, as of a setter.

{Black flag}. See under {Black}.

{Flag captain}, {Flag leutenant}, etc., special officers
attached to the flagship, as aids to the flag officer.

{Flag officer}, the commander of a fleet or squadron; an
admiral, or commodore.

{Flag of truse}, a white flag carried or displayed to an
enemy, as an invitation to conference, or for the purpose
of making some communication not hostile.

{Flag share}, the flag officer's share of prize money.

{Flag station} (Railroad), a station at which trains do not
stop unless signaled to do so, by a flag hung out or

{National flag}, a flag of a particular country, on which
some national emblem or device, is emblazoned.

{Red flag}, a flag of a red color, displayed as a signal of
danger or token of defiance; the emblem of anarchists.

{To dip, the flag}, to mlower it and quickly restore it to
its place; -- done as a mark of respect.

{To hang out the white flag}, to ask truce or quarter, or, in
some cases, to manifest a friendly design by exhibiting a
white flag.

{To hang the flag} {half-mast high or half-staff}, to raise
it only half way to the mast or staff, as a token or sign
of mourning.

{To} {strike, or lower}, {the flag}, to haul it down, in
token of respect, submission, or, in an engagement, of

{Yellow flag}, the quarantine flag of all nations; also
carried at a vessel's fore, to denote that an infectious
disease is on board.

flag officer at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

flag officer
n : a senior naval officer above the rank of captain

flag officer at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-noun » head=flag officer
  • A naval officer with the rank of rear admiral or above, such officers are entitled to fly a personal flag, especially on the flagship.
    1. (US military, informal) In addition to naval officers of Navy and the Coast Guard, a general officer in the Army, Marines, or Air Force with the rank of brigadier general or higher.

      Related terms

      * flag rank

    Category: Category:en:Military ranks -
    Translation: et » flag officer