Burgee



a triangular flag or one having a shallow, angular indentation in the fly, forming two tails, used as an identification flag, especially by yachts.
Historical Examples

The Lady and the Pirate Emerson Hough
The Flags of the World F. Edward Hulme
The Cruise of the Thetis Harry Collingwood
The Seiners James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
Sugar Plum Reginald Bretnor
Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 103, September 10, 1892 Various
In Greek Waters G. A. Henty
The Launch Boys’ Cruise in the Deerfoot Edward S. Ellis
Yachting Vol. 2 Various.
Sugar Plum Reginald Bretnor

noun
(nautical) a triangular or swallow-tailed flag flown from the mast of a merchant ship for identification and from the mast of a yacht to indicate its owner’s membership of a particular yacht club

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