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Jolly Roger

[roj-er] /ˈrɒdʒ ər/
a flag flown by pirates, having the device of a white skull and crossbones on a black field.
Origin of Jolly Roger
1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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Jolly Roger

the traditional pirate flag, consisting of a white skull and crossbones on a black field
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Jolly Roger definition

A black flag with a white skull and crossbones, flown in past centuries by pirate ships.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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