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    blackjack - Dictionary definition and meaning for word blackjack

    Definition
    (noun) a common scrubby deciduous tree of central and southeastern United States having dark bark and broad three-lobed (club-shaped) leaves; tends to form dense thickets Definition
    (noun) a piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people
    Synonyms : cosh , sap
    Definition
    (noun) a flag usually bearing a white skull and crossbones on a black background; indicates a pirate ship Definition
    (noun) a gambling game using cards; the object is to hold cards having a higher count than those dealt to the banker up to but not exceeding 21
    Synonyms : twenty-one , vingt-et-un
    Definition
    (verb) exert pressure on someone through threats
    Synonyms : blackmail , pressure
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