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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

FLAG-SIDE, n. comb. Of a split haddock: the flesh side as opposed to the more uneven skin side with the backbone (Abd. 1825 Jam.).Kcd. 1883 Fish and Fisheries (ed. D. Herbert) 114:
The operation differs from Eyemouth style, first that the ventral and anal fins are all cut to the “flag” side of the fish.

[From Flag, n.4, from its general significance of something flat.]

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