Words at Play : Top 10 Spelling Bee Winning Words

#3: Semaphore  

Spelled By:

John McKinney, 1946

Used in a Sentence:

"After their radios failed, the sailors were glad they knew the semaphore system and could signal for help."

About the Word:

Semaphore is "a system of visual signaling by two flags held one in each hand."

Sema comes from the Greek word for "sign" or "signal." In International Scientific Vocabulary, phore means "carrier."

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