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Noun: ensign  'en,sIn or en-sun
  1. (military) a person who holds a commissioned rank in the United States Navy or the United States Coast Guard; below lieutenant junior grade
  2. An emblem flown as a symbol of nationality
    - national flag
  3. Colours flown by a ship to show its nationality

Derived forms: ensigns

Type of: allegory, colors [US], colours [Brit, Cdn], commissioned naval officer, emblem, flag

Encyclopedia: Ensign, KS