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house flag

a flag flown by a merchant ship, bearing the emblem of its owners or operators.
Origin of house flag
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It will be my one consolation in leaving to feel sure you will not let the work of the house flag an inch.

    The Master of the Shell Talbot Baines Reed
  • But he built sixteen ships in his day, and our house flag circled the world many times.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • An officer pointed his finger at Marston's house flag, snapping from the yacht's main truck.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • On the school tower, a landmark for miles, the house flag and the Union Jack floated proudly.

  • The house flag of the Woermanns became as significant as that of a reigning sovereign.

    The Congo and Coasts of Africa Richard Harding Davis

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