any of various types of signaling systems using flags, mechanical arms, etc. —semaphorist, n. —semaphoric, semaphorical, adj.telelograph
a modified version of the semaphore, introduced at the end of the eighteenth century.
a standard bearer.
the study of flags and flag design. —vexillologist,n. —vexillological,adj.vexillum1. a military Standard or banner carried by ancient Roman troops.
2. the men serving under such a banner.
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Article 5 provides that they are " neutralized for ever and their free navigation is guaranteed to the flags of all nations.
Never gave it a thought until Emma mentioned your opponent was all gussied up in flags and balloons.
After affirming that the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes constitute a single nation and appealing to the right of self-determination, it declared in favour of complete national unity under the Karagjorgjevic dynasty, " a constitutional democratic and parliamentary monarchy, equality of the three national names and flags, of the Cyrilline and Latin alphabets, and of the Orthodox Catholic and Mussulman religions, equal rights for all citizens, universal suffrage in parliamentary and municipal life, and the freedom of the Adriatic to all nations."
From all the windows of the streets through which he rode, rugs, flags, and his monogram were displayed, and the Polish ladies, welcoming him, waved their handkerchiefs to him.
1 On the other hand, the globe is made gay with flags and other decorations, the work of George Glockendon, a well-known illuminator of the time.