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1. a ship, esp in a fleet, aboard which the commander of the fleet is quartered
2. the most important ship belonging to a shipping company
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a ship carrying the commander of a large unit, together with his staff and the flagship command post outfitted with appropriate equipment. At the flagship command post, the command staff is assisted by liaison officers, who coordinate the actions of units of the fleet or flotilla, ground forces, and aviation. The flagship flies the ensign of the unit commander, and at night it displays the flagship light.

The largest vessels of steamship fleets, expeditions, or commercial fishing fleets are also often called flagships.

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The IPG have united with three of their members, namely Newline Plumbing & Heating Supplies, Plumb Inn, and Gas & Plumb Bits to launch their new-found flagship stores across the UK, this summer.
"Our new Scottish flagship store has been beautifully designed with our heritage and values front of mind, resulting in not just a new store, but a retail experience that tells the story of our craft in our own distinctive way."
Assessing a property's value is extremely tricky, especially for a building as old and as large as the Manhattan flagship store. That said, independent analysts agree that the flagship store, which is the fourth most visited tourist attraction in New York City, is worth a huge amount of money.
Bill Yu, Vice President of Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia said: "Since we opened Huawei's flagship store in Saudi Arabia, we strived to provide an advanced shopping experience that made it easier for users to hold and experience all the products they wish to buy under one roof, with the latest retail systems that provide multiple options including intelligent storage, online ordering, home delivery and off-site payment, as well as a slew of other services that will take our customer service experience to the next level".
The new flagship store will carry a complete range of products, from classic designs to the latest styles.
flagship store is a truly experiential format that allows complete immersion in the OMA experience.
The flagship store will be the platform through which new Microsoft products will be brought to Taiwan, Chang added.
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KARACHI: Haier's newly opened flagship store at Packages Mall Lahore is proving to be a real crowd puller, with visitors and customers alike.
The new flagship store, comprising 1800 sq-ft of elegantly laid out display area is one of the largest in the industry and designed for ease of movement and hands on customer experience.
KARACHI -- Khaadi, Pakistan's premium clothing and lifestyle brand, launches another flagship store in Karachi at Lucky One Mall world's largest Khaadi store.
While one of them welcomes the guests with her natural warm smile, the other one roams the store, frantically adjusting the bags and supervising the team behind the counter: the two Abdelraouf sisters welcomed their Cairo-based clients at their first flagship store.