[ fawr-in-flag, for- ]

  1. (of a vessel or aircraft) having a registry under a nationality other than one's own: rivalry between U.S.-flag freighters and foreign-flag ships.

  2. (especially of a ship) owned by a national of one country and registered under the maritime laws of another country: Some foreign-flag vessels are actually owned by American shipping companies.

Words Nearby foreign-flag Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use foreign-flag in a sentence

  • One small fellow proudly flourished the Stars and Stripes, which was the only foreign flag among the thousands in the procession.

  • I always have a great sympathy with Britishers who have burnt their boats and are obliged to live under a foreign flag.

    Katharine Frensham | Beatrice Harraden
  • Some distance out, a great sailing ship that flew a foreign flag rode at anchor.

    Hi Jolly! | James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • We lend you our capital on much easier terms than we would ask if you were under a foreign flag.

    The Last Voyage | Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • If brought under a foreign flag said articles shall pay double the amounts specified above.

    The History of Sulu | Najeeb M. Saleeby