emergency position-indicating radio beacon


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emergency position-indicating radio beacon

[ə′mər·jən·sē pə′zish·ən ¦in·də¦kād·iŋ ′rād·ē·ō ‚bē·kən]
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In the maritime community, a small hand-held battery-operated transmitter, actuated by water, for use in locating vessels in distress. Abbreviated EPIRB.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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