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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: enseigne, from Latin insignia; INSIGNIA

ensign

noun
     
Related topics: Navy, Water
en‧sign [countable]
1TTWPMN a flag on a ship that shows what country the ship belongs to:
the Russian ensign
2PMN a low rank in the US navy, or an officer who has this rank

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