quarantine flag


quarantine flag
a yellow flag hoisted by all ships on entering a harbor, to show that it has contagious or infectious disease aboard, or by a ship that has been quarantined

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  • Quarantine flag — Quarantine Quar an*tine, n. [F. quarantaine, OF. quaranteine, fr. F. quarante forty, L. quadraginta, akin to quattuor four, and E. four: cf. It. quarantina, quarentine. See {Four}, and cf. {Quadragesima}.] 1. A space of forty days; used of Lent.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quarantine flag — n a yellow flag hoisted by all ships to request pratique on entering a harbor, by a ship to show that it has contagious or infectious disease aboard, or by a ship that has been quarantined called also yellow flag, yellow jack …   Medical dictionary

  • quarantine flag — n. yellow flag flown by itself by a ship requesting pratique on entering a harbor to indicate that the ship has no disease on board; flag flown by a ship with another flag to indicate that it has contagious or infectious disease aboard; yellow… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • quarantine flag — Naut. a yellow flag, designating the letter Q in the International Code of Signals: flown by itself to signify that a ship has no disease on board and requests a pratique, or flown with another flag to signify that there is disease on board ship …   Universalium

  • quarantine flag — noun : a yellow flag hoisted by all ships to request pratique on entering a harbor, by a ship to show that it has contagious or infectious disease aboard, or by a ship that has been quarantined called also yellow flag, yellow jack …   Useful english dictionary

  • quarantine flag — yellow flag flown when a vessel requests pratique; letter Q or Quebec in the international signal code …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Quarantine — Quar an*tine, n. [F. quarantaine, OF. quaranteine, fr. F. quarante forty, L. quadraginta, akin to quattuor four, and E. four: cf. It. quarantina, quarentine. See {Four}, and cf. {Quadragesima}.] 1. A space of forty days; used of Lent. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A cloth usually bearing a device or devices and used to indicate nationality, party, etc., or to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flag captain — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A cloth usually bearing a device or devices and used to indicate nationality, party, etc.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flag feather — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A cloth usually bearing a device or devices and used to indicate nationality, party, etc.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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