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- A pole on which a flag is raised.
- 1988, Rhodes Boyson, Hansard, 7 June, 1988, Criminal Justice Bill, 
- The abolition of the death penalty has been the flagstaff of the permissive society. We know what that has meant for the people of this country. Local newspapers are full of articles about robbery, murder, rape and, literally, pillage.
flagpole — see flagpole