Meaning of flagship

flag•ship

Pronunciation: (flag'ship"), [key]
— n.
  1. a ship carrying the flag officer or the commander of a fleet, squadron, or the like, and displaying the officer's flag.
  2. the main vessel of a shipping line.
  3. any of the best or largest ships or airplanes operated by a passenger line.
  4. the best or most important one of a group or system: This store is the flagship of our retail chain.
—adj.
  1. being or constituting a flagship.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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