Jolly Roger

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A version of the Jolly Roger


Jolly Roger (plural Jolly Rogers)

  1. the traditional flag used on European and American pirate ships; often pictured as a white skull and crossbones on a black field; the blackjack
    • 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      The Hispaniola still lay where she had anchored; but, sure enough, there was the Jolly Roger — the black flag of piracy — flying from her peak.
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