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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A black flag bearing the emblematic white skull and crossbones of a pirate ship.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the traditional flag used on European and American pirate ships; often pictured as a white skull and crossbones on a black field; the blackjack

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a flag usually bearing a white skull and crossbones on a black background; indicates a pirate ship

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(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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