- smoke signal
- smoke signalsN-COUNT: usu plIf someone such as a politician or businessman sends out smoke signals, they give an indication of their views and intentions. This indication is often not clear and needs to be worked out.
The smoke signals coming from the German central bank's Frankfurt fortress suggest that further cuts are coming.
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smoke signal — noun (often in pl) a signal or message conveyed by means of patterns of smoke (also figurative) • • • Main Entry: ↑smoke … Useful english dictionary
smoke signal — smoke ,signal noun count 1. ) a signal that consists of clouds of smoke from a fire and can be seen by someone far away 2. ) a sign of someone s attitude or intentions … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
smoke signal — smoke .signal n a message sent out to people who are far away, using the smoke from a fire, used especially by Native Americans in past times … Dictionary of contemporary English
smoke signal — ► NOUN ▪ a column of smoke used to convey a message to a distant person … English terms dictionary
Smoke signal — The smoke signal is one of the oldest forms of communication in recorded history. It is a form of visual communication used over long distance.In Ancient China, soldiers stationed along the Great Wall would alert each other of impending enemy… … Wikipedia
smoke signal — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms smoke signal : singular smoke signal plural smoke signals 1) a signal that consists of clouds of smoke from a fire and can be seen by someone far away 2) a sign of someone s attitude or intentions … English dictionary
smoke signal — noun a) A method of long distance communication sometimes used in ancient and undeveloped societies, consisting of messages conveyed by means of columns or intermittent puffs of smoke. However, there are still signs of the careful study of… … Wiktionary
smoke signal — dūminis signalas statusas T sritis apsauga nuo naikinimo priemonių apibrėžtis Pirotechninė signalinė priemonė; tai gali būti signalinė raketa, dūminė granata arba dūmadėžė, užtaisyta spalvotais dūmais. atitikmenys: angl. smoke signal rus. дымовой … Apsaugos nuo naikinimo priemonių enciklopedinis žodynas
smoke signal — indication made from gas which is generally found in particles generated during a fire, signal made from smoke made in order to be located by others in a certain area … English contemporary dictionary
smoke signal — noun a column of smoke used to convey a message to a distant person … English new terms dictionary