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 for National flag
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flag \Flag\, n. [Cf. LG. & G. flagge, Sw. flagg, Dan. flag, D.
     vlag. See Flag to hang loose.]
     1. That which flags or hangs down loosely.
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     2. A cloth usually bearing a device or devices and used to
        indicate nationality, party, etc., or to give or ask
        information; -- commonly attached to a staff to be waved
        by the wind; a standard; a banner; an ensign; the colors;
        as, the national flag; a military or a naval flag.
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     3. (Zool.)
        (a) A group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of
            certain hawks, owls, etc.
        (b) A group of elongated wing feathers in certain hawks.
        (c) The bushy tail of a dog, as of a setter.
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     4. (Zool.) One of the wing feathers next the body of a bird;
        -- called also flag feather.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     Black flag. See under Black.
     Flag captain, Flag leutenant, etc., special officers
        attached to the flagship, as aids to the flag officer.
     Flag officer, the commander of a fleet or squadron; an
        admiral, or commodore.
     Flag of truse, a white flag carried or displayed to an
        enemy, as an invitation to conference, or for the purpose
        of making some communication not hostile.
     Flag share, the flag officer's share of prize money.
     Flag station (Railroad), a station at which trains do not
        stop unless signaled to do so, by a flag hung out or
     National flag, a flag of a particular country, on which
        some national emblem or device, is emblazoned.
     Red flag, a flag of a red color, displayed as a signal of
        danger or token of defiance; the emblem of anarchists.
     To dip, the flag, to mlower it and quickly restore it to
        its place; -- done as a mark of respect.
     To hang out the white flag, to ask truce or quarter, or, in
        some cases, to manifest a friendly design by exhibiting a
        white flag.
     To hang the flag half-mast high or To hang the flag
     half-staff or To hang the flag at half-staff, to raise it
        only half way to the mast or staff, as a token or sign of
     To strike the flag or To lower the flag, to haul it down,
        in token of respect, submission, or, in an engagement, of
     Yellow flag, the quarantine flag of all nations; also
        carried at a vessel's fore, to denote that an infectious
        disease is on board.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  National \Na"tion*al\ (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. national.]
     1. Of or pertaining to a nation; common to a whole people or
        race; public; general; as, a national government,
        language, dress, custom, calamity, etc.
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     2. Attached to one's own country or nation.
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     National anthem, a popular song or hymn which has become by
        general acceptance the recognized musical expression of
        the patriotic sentiment of a nation; as, "God save the
        King" is called the national anthem of England.
     National bank, the official common name of a class of
        banking corporations established under the laws of the
        United States.
     National flag. See under Flag.
     National guard, a body of militia, or a local military
        organization, as in Paris during the French Revolution, or
        as certain bodies of militia in other European countries
        and in the United States.
     National salute, a salute consisting of as many guns as
        there are States in the Union. [U.S.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  national flag
      n 1: an emblem flown as a symbol of nationality [syn: national
           flag, ensign]

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