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flagship

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flagship (plural flagships)

  1. In a maritime fleet, the ship occupied by the fleet's commander (usually an admiral); it denotes this by flying his flag.
  2. The most important one out of a related group.
    The retail company's store in London is their flagship.

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The word flagship is often used as an attributive noun, as in:

The company’s shop in London is their flagship store.

Although this usage looks like an adjective, it is not, and should not be confused with that part of speech.

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