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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. A ship that carries the fleet commander and flies the commander’s flag.
2. The best or the most important of a group of things.
From flag, of obscure origin + ship, from Old English scip. Earliest documented use: 1672.
The word flagship is often used attributively, for example, a flagship store, a flagship university, etc. An attributive noun is a noun that describes another noun, for example, the word table in tablecloth.
“I was capitalising on my success as a business owner by opening a flagship shop for my leather bags for men and women.”
Rosa Temple; Playing for Keeps; HarperCollins; 2018.
See more usage examples of flagship in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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