Jolly Roger


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Jolly Roger

n.
A flag bearing the emblem of a pirate ship, especially one featuring a white skull and crossbones on a black field.

[Origin unknown.]
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Jolly Roger

n
(Nautical Terms) the traditional pirate flag, consisting of a white skull and crossbones on a black field
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Jol′ly Rog′er

(ˈrɒdʒ ər)
n.
a flag flown by pirates, having a white skull and crossbones on a black field.
[1775–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jolly Roger - a flag usually bearing a white skull and crossbones on a black backgroundJolly Roger - a flag usually bearing a white skull and crossbones on a black background; indicates a pirate ship
flag - emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
skull and crossbones - emblem warning of danger or death
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References in classic literature ?
"Why, in a place like this, where nobody puts in but gen'lemen of fortune, Silver would fly the Jolly Roger, you don't make no doubt of that.
"I am James Hook," replied the voice, "captain of the JOLLY ROGER."
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Captains Sandy Bottom and Yo Ho Ho, with Jolly Roger had lost their pirate crews but had some willing replacements in the form of keen youngsters who joined their search for the secret treasure of the loch.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian students on Wednesday gathered in front of the British embassy in Tehran to give a jolly roger to the country's ambassador to remind London of how Iranians view the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker in the Strait of Gibraltar by Britain.
The Jolly Roger has docked for the summer and the crew are on a mission to find the missing treasure.
Peter Pan has had lines cut for being too smutty yet one survived, where Rob invites up audience members to board his Jolly Roger.
After the war, Conqueror returned to its Faslane base flying a Jolly Roger flanked by torpedoes - customary practice for a Royal Navy submarine involved in action.
Avast, me hearties Getting a tour of the Jolly Roger
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The contest was one of the highlights of the day as the Jolly Roger was hoisted high above the racecourse.