[ US /ˈɛnsən/ ]
[ UK /ˈɛnsa‍ɪn/ ]
  1. 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
  3. colors flown by a ship to show its nationality
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How To Use ensign In A Sentence

  • There is no suggestion of a pronounced twist in the ventral margin of the jaw of Hynerpeton like that seen in Densignathus.
  • It looks familiar, like our own Scottish flag, until you realise that it is a reverse image: the Russian naval ensign is a blue saltire on a white field.
  • GEORGE III., till 1816: -- The arms indicated in the diagram, No. 430, the inescutcheon ensigned with an electoral bonnet. The Handbook to English Heraldry
  • The current ensign wasn't adopted as a fully fledged flag until 1981, when the Queen visited and personally gave her assent.
  • The Macedonian's mizzenmast was gone, her main and foretopmasts carried away, her main yard cut in two, and her ensign had disappeared.
  • In his own country the king granted these honourable augmentations to his armorial ensign: a chief undulated, ARGENT: thereon waves of the sea; from which a palm tree issuant, between a disabled ship on the dexter, and a ruinous battery on the sinister all proper; and for his crest, on The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson
  • i think lady gaga is a good addition. this was sanford and ensign may be able to carry on with their so called conservative family values .... GOP's new youth ambassador: Lady Gaga?
  • The ensign above him flapped restively in tune with the men under his inspection.
  • My first full time job was as an ensign in the US Navy Reserve on active duty when I graduated from University.
  • An ensign elbowed past her into the elevator as she walked out onto the bridge.
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