flag station

  1. a railroad station where trains stop only when a flag or other signal is displayed or when passengers are to be discharged.

Origin of flag station

An Americanism dating back to 1845–50
  • Also called flag stop .

Words Nearby flag station

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How to use flag station in a sentence

  • At one flag station the train was signalled and came to a stop.

    Patchwork | Anna Balmer Myers
  • Over fifty years ago when I was a small child, I stood at a flag-station waiting for the train.

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  • A few miles south was a small flag-station, and sometimes one heard a heavy freight train rumble in the woods.

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  • It was about three miles to the flag station, and I believe his mother lived somewhere on the way.

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  • Three hours from Weymouthville, in the gray dawn, Mr. Robert alighted from the train at a lonely flag-station.

    Roads of Destiny | O. Henry