(also Morse code) [mass noun] An alphabet or code in which letters are represented by combinations of long and short light or sound signals: it transmits a signal of continuous dashes in Morse
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- The sailor translates the message into Morse code (dots and dashes) and uses a signal light (floodlight with a venetian blind type shutter on it) to send the message to the other ship.
- The signals could be sent as messages or as Morse code using a combination of long and short flashes of light by opening and closing the shutter.
- The message then turns up on the screen and it beats out automatically in Morse code on the light.
Mid 19th century: named after Samuel F. B. Morse (1791–1872), American inventor.
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