black-flag

verb
\ ˈblak-ˈflag How to pronounce black-flag (audio) \
black-flagged; black-flagging; black-flags

Definition of black-flag

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to signal (a race-car driver) to go immediately to the pits

black flag

noun

Definition of black flag (Entry 2 of 2)

: a pirate's flag usually bearing a skull and crossbones

Examples of black-flag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Around him outside the towers of an office complex, many carried the red, green and black flag of the old Afghanistan. Dianne Solis, Dallas News, 7 Sep. 2021 In the capital and other cities, hundreds of demonstrators came out Thursday, championing the red, green and black flag of the republic newly ousted by the Taliban. William Mauldin, WSJ, 20 Aug. 2021 Anti-government protesters launched a black flag campaign over the weekend, with opposition lawmakers and others putting up black flags on social media to demand the premier to resign, for an end to the emergency and for Parliament to reopen. Eileen Ng, ajc, 5 July 2021 Anti-government protesters launched a black flag campaign over the weekend, with opposition lawmakers and others putting up black flags on social media to demand the premier to resign, for an end to the emergency and for Parliament to reopen. Eileen Ng, Star Tribune, 5 July 2021 And anti-government protesters launched a black flag campaign over the weekend, with opposition lawmakers and others putting up black flags on social media to demand the premier to resign, for an end to the emergency, and for Parliament to reopen. Eileen Ng, The Christian Science Monitor, 5 July 2021 The two of them watched as another student waved a black flag, taunting the National Guard troops who had been sent in after protesters had burned down the ROTC building two nights before. BostonGlobe.com, 20 Apr. 2021 Allen Nelson IV walked to the front of his small church in central Arkansas, stopped in front of the communion table with three large crosses behind him, and unfurled a giant black flag with a white skull and crossed swords. New York Times, 12 June 2021 The two of them watched as another student waved a black flag, taunting the National Guard troops who had been sent in after protesters had burned down the ROTC building two nights before. BostonGlobe.com, 20 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of black-flag

Verb

1963, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1720, in the meaning defined above

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“Black-flag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black-flag. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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