dot-and-dash

adjective
variants: or dot-dash \ˈ⸗¦⸗ \

Definition of dot-and-dash 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : formed of or as if of alternating dots and dashes run a dot-and-dash line across the sheet

2 : consisting of or using an alphabet made up of dots and dashes as signals for communicating secret conversations by means of long and short muscular movements in the Morse dot-and-dash system

dot-and-dash

transitive verb
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variants: or dot-dash \" \

Definition of dot-and-dash (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to mark with a succession of dots and dashes

2 : to convey by means of a dot-and-dash system

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