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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An internationally recognized distress signal via radiotelephone.

Usage examples (34)
  • Air Force records indicate that Bennett called the mayday and manually ejected
  • Bennett called the mayday and manually ejected the pilot, who had blacked out and then bailed out himself.
  • The captain tried to transmit a "mayday" call but the radio was inoperative.
  • Calif. man gets 30 months for false 'mayday' calls for more
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