short-wave for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD also short wave also shortwave
uncountable noun [oft N n]
Short-wave is a range of short radio wavelengths used for broadcasting. ⇒ I use the short-wave radio to get the latest war news. ⇒ Until now, the BBC has only been available in South Africa on short wave.
There is a radio on board if he wants to reach me through short wave or marinerelays.Gagman, Maurice DOUBTFUL MOTIVESHe could either change to short wave or look for a VHF relay if it came down to it.Lunnon-Wood, Mike LET NOT THE DEEP