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flagship

[ flag-ship ]
/ ˈflægˌʃɪp /
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noun

a ship carrying the flag officer or the commander of a fleet, squadron, or the like, and displaying the officer's flag.
the main vessel of a shipping company.
any of the best or largest ships or airplanes operated by a passenger line.
the best or most important one of a group or system: This store is the flagship of our retail chain.

adjective

being or constituting a flagship.

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Origin of flagship

First recorded in 1665–75; flag1 + ship1
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British Dictionary definitions for flagship

flagship
/ (ˈflæɡˌʃɪp) /

noun

a ship, esp in a fleet, aboard which the commander of the fleet is quartered
the most important ship belonging to a shipping company
a single item from a related group considered as the most important, often in establishing a public imagethe nine o'clock news is the flagship of the BBC
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