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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Colors flown by a ship to show its nationality; An emblem flown as a symbol of nationality; A person who holds a commissioned rank in the United States Navy or the United States Coast Guard.

Usage examples (28)
  • In nautical use, an ensign in a form of a flag is usually flown at the stern of the ship or boat to indicate its nationality.
  • And then he glanced at the men, who were delighted with what they called the ensign's pluck.
  • I'd always heard that this army rank was called ensign because they carried an ensign.
  • I obeyed, and he passed into the adjoining room, and ordered his porter to call the ensign Ramirez. for more
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