: a hand-carried signal lamp used to flash messages especially from ships and aircraft

Word History


after Arthur C. W. Aldis †1953 British engineer and inventor

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aldis was in 1944

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“Aldis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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