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ensign

en·sign

ensign

pronunciation:
en sihn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a flag, banner, or badge.
The students waved the ensign of the school at the football game.
synonyms:
badge, banner, flag, insignia, standard
similar words:
coat of arms, crest, device, eagle, jack, pennant, seal, shield, sign, union
definition 2: the lowest rank of an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard or Navy.
similar words:
lieutenant, officer
derivations: ensigncy (n.), ensignship (n.)
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