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English definition of “semaphore”

semaphore

noun [U]     /ˈsem.ə.fɔːr/ US  /-fɔːr/
a system of communication using two flags held in your hands that are moved into different positions to represent different letters , numbers , or symbols Specific signs and symbolsSigns, signals and symbols
(Definition of semaphore noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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