signal fire

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.signal fire - a fire set as a signalsignal fire - a fire set as a signal    
beacon, beacon fire - a fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance
References in classic literature ?
In the evening a signal fire was made on a hill adjacent to the camp, and in the morning it was replenished with fuel so as to last throughout the day.
Substitute for Fuel on the Prairies.- Fossil Trees.- Fierceness of the Buffaloes When in Heat.- Three Hunters Missing.- Signal Fires and Smokes.- Uneasiness Concerning the Lost Men.- A Plan to Forestall a Rogue.- New Arrangement With Rose.- Return of the Wanderers.
They had ridden to and fro until they had almost lost the points of the compass, and became totally bewildered; nor did they ever perceive any of the signal fires and columns of smoke made by their comrades.
A strange name wakes up memories; the printed words scent the smoky atmosphere of to-day faintly, with the subtle and penetrating perfume as of land breezes breathing through the starlight of bygone nights; a signal fire gleams like a jewel on the high brow of a sombre cliff; great trees, the advanced sentries of immense forests, stand watchful and still over sleeping stretches of open water; a line of white surf thunders on an empty beach, the shallow water foams on the reefs; and green islets scattered through the calm of noonday lie upon the level of a polished sea, like a handful of emeralds on a buckler of steel.
When Jemmy reached the shore, he lighted a signal fire, and the smoke curled up, bidding us a last and long farewell, as the ship stood on her course into the open sea.
Said you couldn't see Malaita for the smoke of the signal fires. Anyway, they cleared out for Tulagi."
And the more she became worth while, the more ardently his love burned, unconsciously shading his voice with caresses, and with equal unconsciousness flaring up signal fires in his eyes.
SIGNAL FIRE FOR FOURTH Clare tucks home Hearts' first, above, before Berra nicks Power to ship a spotkick Jones converts for Clarke's men
Sparked by a signal fire lit by a lost hunter, this blaze in San Diego, California, quickly got out of control because of a dry summer and gusty winds.
'This is a signal fire to worse state gangsterism and vigilantism, which are now already expressed under Oplan Tokhang and all-out war against perceived communist rebels,' she added in a statement.
They are best known for their singles Run, Chasing Cars, Chocolate, Signal Fire, Set Fire To The Third Bar, Just Say Yes and Called Out In The Dark.
Companies Mentioned in this Report: Fujikura, Furukawa Electric, INNO Instrument, Sumitomo Electric Industries, 2 SAE Technologies, AFL Global, Aurora Optics, Corning, Ericsson, Fiber Cable Solution Technology, Jilong Optical Communication, MaxTelCom, Signal Fire Technology, Vytran