Definition of jackstaff in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒakstɑːf


  • A short staff at a ship’s bow, on which a jack is hoisted.
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    • Navy ships not under way also hoist and lower the union jack on the jackstaff, at the ship's bow, and at morning and evening colors.
    • Navy ships not underway fly the union jack on the jackstaff. The union jack is also flown from a yardarm to denote that a general court-martial is in session.

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