Characteristics of flagpoles
The term “flagpole” is usually used to describe an erect structure that has been constructed as a permanent marking, which can be seen from a distance. The flagpole carries the national flag or other symbol of importance, and always faces in the same direction. Today the term “flagpole” is used for different structures such as tall towers, windmills and radio masts. In Britain, the term “flagpole” is used to describe a tall flagstaffs which were once widely placed on roofs of buildings as a symbol of patriotism.