racing flag

  1. a distinguishing flag flown by a yacht during the period of its participation in a race.

Origin of racing flag

First recorded in 1855–60

Words Nearby racing flag Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use racing flag in a sentence

  • However small the boat, the racing flag should never be less than 10 inches wide by 8½ inches high.

    Yachting Vol. 1 | Various.
  • If your boat wins, lower the racing flag, and hoist the club burgee with your winning flag one fathom below it.

    Yachting Vol. 1 | Various.
  • If she do not win, sail home with the racing flag still flying, this being the label of your boat's raison d'tre.

    Yachting Vol. 1 | Various.