A flagship is a vessel used by the commanding officer of a group of naval ships, reflecting the custom of its commander, characteristically a flag officer, flying a distinguishing flag. Used more loosely, it is the lead ship in a fleet of vessels, typically the first, largest, fastest, most heavily armed, or best known.
Over the years, the term "flagship" has been borrowed in metaphorical form by industries such as broadcasting, automobiles, cell phones, education, national airlines, breweries and retailing to refer to their highest profile or most expensive products and locations.
In common naval use, the term flagship is fundamentally a temporary designation; the flagship is wherever the admiral's flag is being flown. However, admirals have always needed additional facilities; a meeting room large enough to hold all the captains of the fleet, and a place for the admiral's staff to make plans and draw up orders.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland’s flagship campus will resume in-person instruction on Monday after having suspended live classes for a week due to COVID-19 outbreaks, according to school leaders ... .
Land Rover has launched a new flagship Defender V8 as part of a range of enhancements to its 4x4 family. The new 525PS Defender V8 and flagship Defender V8 Carpathian Edition have been introduced with bespoke chassis settings for better driver engagement and agility both on and off-road ... MORE FROM THIS SECTIONSee All ... 1 min read . 26 Feb 2021 ... .
And then there were nine. Five months after the ErieDowntownDevelopment Corp. announced the first eight restaurant concepts accepted for the Flagship CityFoodHall, the ninth and final vendor has been named. Downtown development. Beer, wieners, tacos, shawarma, desserts. Erie's Flagship Food Hall announces vendors ... They think outside the box." ... ....
Powell’s Books said in a statement Thursday that it will expand operations at its flagship store on BurnsideStreet starting Friday, reopening the Purple and Red Rooms on the store’s second floor to public browsing ... And so, it is with great excitement that we’re taking this next step towards fully reopening our flagship store location ... -- Amy Wang ... .