storm cone


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storm cone

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(Physical Geography) Brit a canvas cone hoisted as a warning of high winds
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Noun1.storm cone - a canvas cone hoisted to warn of high winds
storm signal - a signal announcing the approach of a storm (particularly a storm of marked violence)
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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Normally I would see such a high yield as a storm cone warming but I cannot put my finger on where the storm is coming from.
There was a single storm cone hoisted when they set sail, or when they chugged out, at mid-morning.
Dave Cocks, of Redcar RNLI, said: "150 years ago, the lifeboat station would hoist storm cones to warn fishermen about dangerous conditions.