Definition of 'distress signal'
Example sentences containing 'distress signal'
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The airline confirmed that no distress signal was sent. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He said that the pilot had sent four distress signals. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Hence his cheery greeting to a posse that were hoisting distress signals at such an early hour. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He caught the distress signals before his ship went down. Christianity Today (2000)He may be feeding a drugs habit but stealing like this can be a distress signal. The Sun (2012)He apparently failed to launch the lifeboats or send a distress signal. Times, Sunday Times (2006)As a result the pilots did not manage to send a distress signal. The Sun (2015)It begins moments after the ship began to tilt and three minutes before a distress signal was sent. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They sent out distress signals which called others into the river in a bid to help their companions. The Sun (2008)
Definition of distress signal from the Collins English Dictionary
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