cab signal

noun

: a visual signal in the cab of a locomotive used in conjunction with interlocking signals and in conjunction with or in lieu of block signals to provide continuous data for the engineman on conditions affecting train or engine movement

Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cab signal was in 1883

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“Cab signal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cab%20signal. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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