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racing flag

a distinguishing flag flown by a yacht during the period of its participation in a race.
Origin of racing flag
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • However small the boat, the racing flag should never be less than 10 inches wide by 8½ inches high.

    Yachting Vol. 1 Various.
  • If your boat wins, lower the racing flag, and hoist the club burgee with your winning flag one fathom below it.

    Yachting Vol. 1 Various.
  • If she do not win, sail home with the racing flag still flying, this being the label of your boat's raison d'tre.

    Yachting Vol. 1 Various.

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