Definition of 'telegraph'
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Example sentences containing 'telegraph'
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Heavy snow blocked roads and railways and brought down telegraph lines in many areas. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The post and telegraph offices are closed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Trees were uprooted and telegraph lines collapsed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The telegraph poles were made of solid ice. SIGNOR MARCONI'S MAGIC BOX: The invention that sparked the radio revolution (2003)Roads were blocked for days in some places and telegraph lines collapsed under the weight of snow. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He hit a telegraph pole with the prop and went straight into a farmhouse. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)He had been referring to the telegraph poles that lined the road. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Thousands of trees and telegraph lines were blown down and snows blocked roads and left many villages cut off. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Trains went missing as railway lines were blocked and their whereabouts remained a mystery with phone and telegraph lines down. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The home also lost its internet and phone connection when a nearby telegraph pole was hit by an offshoot of the bolt. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The Code treats wires and telegraph poles in a slightly different way. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In 1859 the entire telegraph system failed as powerful electrical currents swept through the wires. The Sun (2011)The tank drives over a dead, muddied body and civilians hang from telegraph posts. The Sun (2014)The ice was so thick that it brought down power, phone and telegraph lines. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They walked along the edge of the line, and heard the telegraph wires humming over their heads. The Railway Children (1906)Perhaps the most poignant memorial is a bunch of 26 white wooden tulips tied to a telegraph pole. The Sun (2013)In fact, it was often necessary to lift up the telegraph wires so that the plant could slide beneath them. TALES OF THE ROSE TREE: Ravishing Rhododendrons and their Travels Around the World (2004)I managed to duck but in the course of so doing, clipped a telegraph pole. Times, Sunday Times (2012)During the 1850s the British began to construct railroad and telegraph systems. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)You see the swallows lining up on telegraph wires: What? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The solar storm in September 1859 turned night into day with telegraph wires bursting into flames. The Sun (2009)Or you could just shorten rather than remove the side branches (think telegraph poles ) and have a supply of pea sticks for supporting perennials. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'telegraph'
British English: telegraph NOUN
Telegraph is a system of sending messages over long distances, either by means of electricity or by radio signals.
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