call sign


Definition of call sign

: the combination of identifying letters, letters and numbers, or words assigned to an operator, office, activity, vehicle, or station for use in communication (as in the address of a message sent by radio)

Examples of call sign in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The huge double-deck aircraft, call sign A6-EVS, arrived in London on Thursday and will soon be entering into commercial service. Francesca Street, CNN, 16 Dec. 2021 On September 3, the plane flew again with the call sign REFER83. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 15 Sep. 2021 If the allegation is true this is the second salty Air Force call sign in a week. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 15 Sep. 2021 The tweet referred to Isaacman (call sign Rook), Arceneaux (Nova), Sembroski (Hanks) and Proctor (Leo). William Harwood, CBS News, 17 Sep. 2021 Pete Gersten, call sign Gunz, was trained to fly F16s. Jennifer Griffin, Fox News, 11 Sep. 2021 The Afghan parents of a baby born on a C-17 aircraft evacuating passengers to Germany named their daughter after the aircraft’s call sign, a senior U.S. general said this week. New York Times, 27 Aug. 2021 Her parents named her after the plane’s call sign: Reach. Robert Burns,, 25 Aug. 2021 Her parents have named her after the plane’s call sign — Reach. NBC News, 23 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of call sign

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of call sign was in 1907

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24 Dec 2021

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“Call sign.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of call sign

: a combination of letters and numbers that is used to identify someone or something in a radio broadcast


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