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semaphore

sem·a·phore

semaphore

 
pronunciation:
se m for
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a device for or method of signaling, as on a railroad, by means of lights and symbolic signs or flags.
definition 2: a system of spelling out messages by varying the positions of two hand-held flags.
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: semaphored, semaphores, semaphoring
definition: to signal through use of a semaphore.
derivations: semaphoric (adj.), semaphorically (adv.)