international code signal

international code signal

[¦in·tər¦nash·ən·əl ′kōd ‚sig·nəl]
(communications)
Code adopted by many nations for international communications; it uses combinations of letters in lieu of words, phrases, and sentences; the letters are transmitted by the hoisting of international alphabet flags or by transmitting their dot and dash equivalents in the international Morse code. Also known as international signal code.
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In any case, the official starting signal was the lowering of the International Code signal flags on the Committee Boat OffShore.

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