Definition of capture-the-flag in English:



  • A game in which two teams each hide a colored cloth, representing the team's flag, and then try to find the other team's flag and return with it to their home base.

    ‘Today, children are more apt to gather around the television or computer than to take up a game of kick-the-can or capture-the-flag.’
    • ‘Younger companies sponsor capture-the-flag games or afternoons of paintball tournaments.’
    • ‘An ‘insertion’ is kind of like a game of capture-the-flag complete with assault rifles and an armoured chopper.’
    • ‘The game is basically just another online shooter offering 15 gaming areas with up to 32 people battling out through the standard deathmatch, team deathmatch and capture-the-flag options.’
    • ‘All of this started to crystallize for me one night, when I came home and found my son playing a modified capture-the-flag version of Quake.’