a staff at the stern of a vessel at which the ensign is flown.
- Also called poop staff.
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How to use ensign staff in a sentence
She flew no flag at her masthead, it is true; but Mildmay could now see that she had hoisted a blue ensign on her ensign staff.With Airship and Submarine | Harry Collingwood
When she struck, a number of the men climbed up the ensign-staff, under an apprehension of her immediately going to pieces.Reprinted Pieces | Charles Dickens
On either side and slightly in advance of the ensign staff, M.-L.The Thick of the Fray at Zeebrugge | Percy F. Westerman
Her stern was high out of water, the red ensign of England flapping impotently on the ensign staff.Diary of a U-Boat Commander | Anonymous
"Blue Peter" was hoisted at the fore, while the Dutch national ensign floated from her ensign staff.A Lively Bit of the Front | Percy F. Westerman