distress signal definition

  • noun:
    • a worldwide signal utilized by a distressed ship or aircraft to request assistance, as by radio broadcasts, flags, or flares.
    • an internationally acknowledged signal sent by a ship or airplane indicating which help is necessary
    • a worldwide sign used by a distressed ship or aircraft to request assistance, as by radio broadcasts, flags, or flares.
    • an internationally recognized signal sent by a ship or jet indicating which help is needed
    • a worldwide signal used by a distressed ship or plane to request assistance, as by radio broadcasts, flags, or flares.
    • an internationally acknowledged signal delivered by a ship or plane indicating that help becomes necessary

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