(noun, verb)


1. 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 categories: plant

2. a piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people

Similar word(s): cosh, sap

Definition categories: man–made, bludgeon

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

Definition categories: man–made, flag

4. 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

Definition categories: act, cards


1. exert pressure on someone through threats

Similar word(s): blackmail, pressure

Definition categories: social, influence, work