Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A pole on which a flag is raised. Also called flagstaff.
  • idiom run (something) up the flagpole Slang To test (a plan, suggestion, draft, or idea) and then measure the response to it.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tall pole up which one or more flags may be raised and flown.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pole used to display a flag.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as flagstaff.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. surveying instrument consisting of a straight rod painted in bands of alternate red and white each one foot wide; used for sightings by surveyors
  • n. a tall staff or pole on which a flag is raised

Etymologies

flag +‎ pole (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • The object around which the monkey wrapped his tail.

    September 10, 2007