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squawk (number)

In pilot-controller terminology, it means, “Operate the radar beacon transponder on [the designated code] in mode A/3.”

squawk

A code meaning, “Switch the IFF (identification friend or foe) master control to the ‘normal' (mode and code as directed) position.” In some air forces, the term sing canary is used.
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But most of the time Ollie sits on his perch and loudly squawks while I try and watch University Challenge and MasterChef: The Professionals.
While searching for marks, the dolphins didn't display any social behaviors, such as threatening squawks, that might be expected if they regarded the reflection as another dolphin.
Outside in the garden, an excited chicken squawks, but everyone else recognizes her.
A member of the public telephoned police after mistaking the squawks of Freddie the Amazon blue- fronted parrot for genuine cries of distress.
Hahn Rowe's sensitive score cradles the dancing in electronic gurgles, squawks, and whispers.
The constant piercing wolf whistles and the incessant squawks used to drive me mad, but now he's gone I must admit, I can't help missing him.