flagshipflag‧ship /ˈflæɡʃɪp/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1PMNthe most importantship in a group of ships belonging to the navy2BBM[usually singular] the best and most important product, building etc that a company owns or produces 🔊 the flagship of the new Ford range 🔊 The firm has just opened a flagship store in Las Vegas. 🔊 the company’s flagship product
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flagship• Ford has done the unthinkable and put incentives on its 1996 flagship.• Bucking the recession, Versace last year opened a hugeflagshipstore in Paris.• Oxfam is the thrifty man's chain-store, and the branch at 202b Kensington High Street is its menswearflagship.• This includes the PowerLan peer-to-peernetworkingsystem, the company's flagship product, of which version 2.30 has also been announced.• The new Mustang is the flagship of the new Ford range.• Only the flagship 50 configurations use the 7100; the lower end boxes in each class using previous incarnations of the chip.• It is splitting the flagship, four-starForumHotel from the chain and offering the two for sale separately.• The two flagshipsapproached each other, bow to bow, iron against oak...flagship product• This includes the PowerLan peer-to-peer networking system, the company's flagship product, of which version 2.30 has also been announced.• Kapiti's flagship product is Equation, an AS/400-based back-office banking system, launched in 1988.• The flagship product of the United States pharmaceuticalgiant Pfizer will now have to contend with another drug that treats impotence.From Longman Business Dictionaryflagshipflag‧ship /ˈflægʃɪp/ adjective [only before a noun]1COMMERCEECONOMICSa flagship product is the best and most important one that a company producesThe St. Louis based brewer, Anheuser-Busch, has just launched a new advertising campaign for its flagship brand, Budweiser.2ORGANIZATIONSa flagship company is one of the best in its industry or countryThe UK’s flagship airline BA is facing increased competition from smaller carriers.3PROPERTYa flagship building is the best and most important one that a company ownsOver a quarter of annual sales still come from the company’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. —flagship noun [countable]The company he founded grew into a chain of 19 bookstores, including a five-story flagship in downtown Chicago.