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distress signal

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An international signal used by a distressed ship or aircraft to request help.

distress signal

n
(Nautical Terms) a signal by radio, Very light, etc from a ship or other vessel in need of immediate assistance
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Noun1.distress signal - an internationally recognized signal sent out by a ship or plane indicating that help is neededdistress signal - an internationally recognized signal sent out by a ship or plane indicating that help is needed
signal, signaling, sign - any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped"
SOS - an internationally recognized distress signal in radio code
Mayday - an internationally recognized distress signal via radiotelephone (from the French m'aider)
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Here, ready for instant lighting, was gathered a huge pile of dry branches, while from a lofty pole which they had set in the ground there floated an improvised distress signal fashioned from a red undershirt which belonged to the mate of the Kincaid.
Viewers will also learn about different types of visual distress signals.
In a typical Cospas-Sarsat satellite-based search and rescue scenario, ships, aircraft or individuals transmit distress signals from an emergency location beacon via satellite to a fixed ground receiving station or local user terminal.
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However, between the last two Venetia Williams' game mare started to send out a few distress signals and James Davies seized his chance on the run-in to drive Jayandbee, who was getting 16lb from the runner-up, home by a length and a quarter.
In addition to monitoring distress signals, the MOC broadcasts weather reports twice a day at 7am and 7pm which can be accessed by all regional shipping.
Two British adventurers on trans-Pacific solo rowing voyages from Japan's east coast sent distress signals on Thursday, the Japan Coast Guard said.
Red Flag Alert measures corporate distress signals through a range of sources including factual legal and financial data for companies trading for more than a year.
Zoffany was sent off the 6-4 favourite but was one of the first of the principals to send out distress signals and eventually finished a never-dangerous third.
The ship, with an all Chinese crew, sent distress signals after it developed technical snag in choppy waters.
There was nobody trapped in the middle aisles, or hundreds walking out when Never Walk Alone was played as he stated, unless he thought all the flag waving were distress signals.
The 79ft La Petite Julie sent out distress signals in the early hours to signal that it was sinking, about 30 miles north of the small island Ile Vierge, off Brittany's coast.