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Burgee of the Royal Cork Yacht Club, the world's oldest yacht club.

The word "burgee" has two meanings. First, with reference to flag shape, the word denotes any flag that ends in a swallowtail; this type of flag can be made either straight (e.g., International Code of Signals flags A and B) or tapering (e.g., the State flag of the US state of Ohio). Second, the word is used to mean a distinguishing flag, regardless of its shape, of a recreational boating organization, such as a yacht or sailing club. Many --in fact, the majority of-- such organizational flags are actually made in a pennant shape (i.e., a three-sided flag), but they are nevertheless all referred to as 'burgees.'

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