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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An apparatus for visual signaling with lights or mechanically moving arms v. - Send signals by or as if by a device for signaling.

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  • Basically a semaphore is a counter (integer) that allows a thread to get into
  • The semaphore is a machine with two arms which may be moved into various positions to make letters.
  • The telegraph station at the semaphore was a little, square, stone hut, roofed with slate, perched high on the cliffs.
  • The semaphore is a quicker means of communication than the wig wag; but the wig wag can be used in a prone position under shelter. for more
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  • This was the final winning word in the 1946 National Spelling Bee.
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