reflag

[ ree-flag ]
/ riˈflæg /

verb (used with object), re·flagged, re·flag·ging.

to register (a foreign ship) so that it flies the flag of the registering nation and thereby comes under the latter's protection.

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Origin of reflag

First recorded in 1985–90
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