Definition Of ensign

noun

a commissioned officer of the lowest rank in the US Navy and Coast Guard, ranking above chief warrant officer and below lieutenant.

All Sailors will be given a clear career roadmap, outlining how they progress from seaman to master chief, or from ensign to admiral.

a flag or standard, especially a military or naval one indicating nationality.

The Blue Ensign is not the ensign of the Royal Naval Reserve as such, as is sometimes stated.

Example Of ensign

  • A resolution that will be discussed at the party's convention this weekend calls on the province to drop the British ensign from its flag.

  • All Sailors will be given a clear career roadmap, outlining how they progress from seaman to master chief, or from ensign to admiral.

  • An ensign was the national flag flown (technically ‘worn’) by a warship.

  • And as we recovered and responded, our national ensign was everywhere.

  • And get that Guild flag down and hoist the black ensign !


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