flagpole

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Etymology[edit]

flag +‎ pole

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several flagpoles with flags

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flagpole (plural flagpoles)

  1. A tall pole up which one or more flags may be raised and flown.

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flagpole (third-person singular simple present flagpoles, present participle flagpoling, simple past and past participle flagpoled)

  1. (Canada, rare) Exit a country momentarily and reenter. Usually this is done to satisfy immigration requirements.
    • 2016, Beyhan Farhadi, “Identity and the City: Thinking Through Diversity”, in Jay Pitter, John Lorinc, editor, Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity:
      I understand immigrating to Canada is getting harder and harder. [The difficulty of navigating bureaucracy] might be a way to let people fall between the cracks. I really don't know. The hoops immigrants have to go through, such as flagpoling. And I don't have any political representatives. I didn't vote.