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foreign-flag

[fawr-in-flag, for-] /ˈfɔr ɪnˌflæg, ˈfɒr-/
adjective
1.
(of a vessel or aircraft) having a registry under a nationality other than one's own:
rivalry between U.S.-flag freighters and foreign-flag ships.
2.
(especially of a ship) owned by a national of one country and registered under the maritime laws of another country:
Some foreign-flag vessels are actually owned by American shipping companies.
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