black-flag

verb \ -ˈflag \
|Updated on: 6 Aug 2018

Definition of black-flag

black-flagged; black-flagging; black-flags
: to signal (a race-car driver) to go immediately to the pits

First Known Use of black-flag

1963

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black flag

noun

Definition of black flag

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

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1720

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