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ensign

en·sign

ensign

 
pronunciation:
en sihn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a flag or other pennant, banner, or identifying badge or sign.
synonyms:
badge, banner, emblem, flag, insignia, standard
similar words:
banderole, chevron, coat of arms, crest, device, eagle, escutcheon, jack, pennant, pennon, seal, shield, sign, signet, streamer, tricolor, union
definition 2: in the U.S. Coast Guard or Navy, the lowest rank of a commissioned officer.
similar words:
lieutenant, officer, subaltern
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derivations: ensigncy (n.), ensignship (n.)
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