Definition of reflag in English:

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Pronunciation: /rēˈflaɡ/

verb (reflags, reflagging, reflagged)

[with object]
Change the national registry of (a ship).
Example sentences
  • Paul Martin began reflagging his ships in countries with little or no corporate taxes and very low employment standards, and using non-Canadian crews.
  • The stand-off became a major national issue after CSL, servicing the Australian coast for Adelaide Brighton Cement, decided to reflag the ship in the Bahamas and sack the Australian crew to cut costs.
  • Despite winning an injunction against CSL plans to reflag the ship and crew it with Ukranians, the workers have been told to leave the ship on full pay.

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Syllabification: re·flag

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