- 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.
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Examples from the Web for flag station
"It's a flag-station not far from Buffalo," announced48 Roger.Dave Porter at Star Ranch
I often thought that if I could choose my own station in life, my choice would be a flag-station on the railroad.Phaeton Rogers
The city was twenty miles inland from the little flag-station, and the flag-station was ten miles away from Jemmy Three.Judith Lynn
Annie Hamilton Donnell
A flag-station on the railway brings the links within easy walking distance.The Sunny Side of Ireland
John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger
Over fifty years ago when I was a small child, I stood at a flag-station waiting for the train.Prisons and Prayer: Or a Labor of Love
Elizabeth Ryder Wheaton