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distress signal

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Definition of distress signal in English:

noun

A signal from a ship or aircraft that is in danger.
Example sentences
  • If I screw up, I want you to send a distress signal and evacuate this ship.
  • We don't know why this ship was sending a distress signal.
  • He used the keyboard in the wall to send out an emergency distress signal to all ILPM ships.

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