storm cone

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storm cone

n
(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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Dave Cocks, of Redcar RNLI, said: "150 years ago, the lifeboat station would hoist storm cones to warn fishermen about dangerous conditions.
All the more baffling that he didn't see storm cones being hoisted in Downing Street over the Virgin Islands connection, once the leak of the Panama Papers happened.
We need to be mindful that businesses tend to fail when the economy starts to recover, so I believe it's too early to take the storm cones down.