fog signal

fog signal
fog signal fog signal n. a loud low warning sound that can be heard by fog-bound ships; a foghorn.

Syn: foghorn. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • fog signal — any of various types of signal used as a warning by vessels navigating in fog or mist. [1750 60] * * *       sound or light signal emitted in fog or mist by lighthouses and buoys to indicate a shoreline, channel, or dangerous stretch of water and …   Universalium

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  • fog signal — noun a detonator placed on a railway line in fog to warn train drivers …   English new terms dictionary

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  • fog — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a a thick cloud of water droplets or smoke suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth s surface restricting or obscuring visibility. b obscurity in the atmosphere caused by this. 2 Photog. cloudiness on a developed negative… …   Useful english dictionary

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