from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A man who signals with or carries a flag.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A signal-man on a railway, who makes signals by means of flags.
  • noun A flag-officer; an admiral.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who makes signals with a flag.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A man who carries a flag, especially one used for signalling


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