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green flag

noun
1.
(in automobile racing) a green-colored flag that is used to signal the start of a race.
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  • We had a green flag with a rising sun on it, along with the harp of Erin.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Yes, I have tied a green flag on the rear grabiron for a marker.

  • She evidently supposed that I carried the green flag about me!

    The Two Destinies Wilkie Collins
  • I promised Miss Dunross to take the green flag with me, wherever I might go.

    The Two Destinies Wilkie Collins
  • Elfie was playing with the green flag, and Mary was sitting by me with my hand in hers.

    The Two Destinies Wilkie Collins
  • His poem was the green flag that he flew in the face of his family and of his country.

    The Tree of Heaven

    May Sinclair
  • No sooner had the Europeans gone, than the treacherous old king hoisted the green flag, and proclaimed himself Emperor of India.

    Our Soldiers W.H.G. Kingston
  • The plain is white;—the procession has arrived;—the green flag of Islam is planted near a tree.

    The Arab's Pledge Edward L. Mitford
British Dictionary definitions for green flag

Green Flag

noun
1.
an award given to a bathing beach that meets EU standards of cleanliness
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