American Morse code

noun

Definition of American Morse code

: the Morse code used on telegraphic landlines in the U.S. and Canada

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First Known Use of American Morse code

circa 1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of American Morse code was circa 1883

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“American Morse code.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20Morse%20code. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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