distress signal/call

noun

Definition of distress signal/call

of a boat, airplane, etc.
: a signal or call for help The Coast Guard responded to the ship's distress signal/call.

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“Distress signal/call.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distress%20signal%2Fcall. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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