Coston light

noun

Cos·​ton light
ˈkȯstən-,
ˈkäs-
: a signal made by burning lights of different colors that is used by ships at sea and in the lifesaving service

Word History

Etymology

after B. F. Coston fl1840, its inventor

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“Coston light.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Coston%20light. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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