Jolly Roger

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

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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  • Jolly Roger — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Típica Jolly Roger Jolly Roger es el nombre que recibe la bandera tradicional de los piratas de Europa y América. La más conocida es la negra con una calavera cruzada por huesos en blanco. Sin …   Wikipedia Español

  • Jolly Roger — n [singular] [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: jolly + the male name Roger] a black flag with a picture of bones on it, used in the past by ↑pirates = ↑skull and crossbones …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Jolly Roger — n. [ JOLLY + Roger, pirate flag < ROGER1] Historical a black flag of pirates, with white skull and crossbones …   English World dictionary

  • Jolly Roger — Roger Rog er, n. [From a proper name Roger.] A black flag with white skull and crossbones, formerly used by pirates; called also {Jolly Roger} and {pirate flag}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jolly Roger — ► NOUN ▪ a pirate s flag with a white skull and crossbones on a black background. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • Jolly Roger — The Jolly Roger is the name given to any of various flags flown to identify a ship s crew as pirates. [Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition 1989, under Roger, n.2.4 records the first usage as: 1785 GROSE Dict. Vulgar T. s.v. Roger, Jolly… …   Wikipedia

  • Jolly Roger — Schwarze Flagge: ein Totenkopf, darunter zwei gekreuzte Knochen; die bekannte Flagge des Piraten Edward England Der Jolly Roger oder „die Piratenflagge“ ist die schwarze Flagge von Piratenschiffen. Sie wird, in Anlehnung an den britischen Union… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jolly Roger — Drapeau pirate Pour les articles homonymes, voir Drapeau noir. Le Jolly Roger Dans l’imagerie traditionnelle, le drapeau pirate est un drapeau noir orné d’une tête de m …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jolly Roger — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Jolly Roger : singular Jolly Roger plural Jolly Rogers a black flag with pictures of bones on it, used in the past by pirates …   English dictionary

  • Jolly Roger — noun a flag usually bearing a white skull and crossbones on a black background; indicates a pirate ship • Syn: ↑black flag, ↑pirate flag, ↑blackjack • Hypernyms: ↑flag • Part Meronyms: ↑skull and crossbones * …   Useful english dictionary

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