Coston light

Cos·​ton light | \ ˈkȯstən-, ˈkäs- \

Definition of Coston light

: a signal made by burning lights of different colors that is used by ships at sea and in the lifesaving service

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History and Etymology for Coston light

after B. F. Coston fl1840, its inventor

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“Coston light.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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