Origin of flagstaff
- a city in central Arizona. About 6900 feet (2100 meters) high.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for flagstaff
I could see a thunderhead boiling up above Flagstaff, Arizona, 350 miles to the west.Sky Wars: Richard Branson’s Rival in the Great Space Race
October 7, 2014
In 2010, in what it says was the first such effort by a U.S. utility, APS placed panels on 125 homes in Flagstaff—for no charge.Panel Discussion
The Daily Beast
September 8, 2014
The Flagstaff fire, though a trifling 300 acres, threatened Boulder and activated a top-level fire team.Colorado Blazes Remind Us That National Policy on Fire Needs a Fix
Stephen J. Pyne
June 29, 2012
He reached the step below the terrace on which the flagstaff stood.
Then he sat down on the steps below the flagstaff and lit a pipe.
He halted for a minute on the terrace where the flagstaff was.
For erecting a flagstaff and forming a fence, the Staff is very useful.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
"A sailor found them by the flagstaff that—that night," sobbed Mrs. Cheyne."Captains Courageous"
Word Origin and History for flagstaff
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper