Definition of Pirate flag

1. Noun. A flag usually bearing a white skull and crossbones on a black background; indicates a pirate ship.

Exact synonyms: Black Flag, Blackjack, Jolly Roger
Generic synonyms: Flag
Terms within: Skull And Crossbones



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pirate Flag

piragua
piraguas
pirai
pirais
pirameter
pirameters
pirana
piranas
piranha
piranhas
pirarubicin
pirarucu
pirarucus
pirate
pirate articles
pirate flag (current term)
pirate radio
pirate round
pirate ship
pirate ships
pirated
piratelike
pirater
piraters
pirates
piratic
piratical
piratically
pirating
piraya

Literary usage of Pirate flag

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Annual Lake Mohonk Conference on International Arbitration (1901)
"You know we have the United States flag on all of our government naval vessels, but under that we have had a pirate flag. The public have not seen it ..."

2. Conduct as a Fine Art: The Laws of Daily Conduct by Nicholas Paine Gilman, Edward Payson Jackson (1891)
"I know an able and highly esteemed judge who has a pirate flag with skull ... He looks upon both his pirate flag and his tobacco as ineffaceable scars of ..."

3. Illustrated Case Inscriptions from the Official Catalogue of the Trophy by Harold Connett Washburn, United States Naval Academy (1913)
"CATALOGUE NUMBER 10 Chinese pirate flag. Bears in the center the Korean national symbol, the Yang Ying. defaced by dots. The border is a geometrical ..."

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