Definition of field telegraph in English:

Share this entry

field telegraph

noun

historical
A movable telegraph for use on campaign.
Example sentences
  • The British would, soon after, organize their first field telegraph trains in the Royal Engineers.
  • Signal stations were difficult to establish and much less effective in bad weather or at night - when torches were used instead of flags - but they were easier to lay out than field telegraph wire.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.