black flag definition

  • noun:
    • A Jolly Roger.
    • A flag with a black color, made use of as a symbol of anarchism.
    • See under Ebony.
    • a flag typically bearing a white head and crossbones on a black background; indicates a pirate ship
  • adjective:
    • the banner of a pirate, usually bearing in white a skull and crossbones; an indication of defiance.

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