radar beacon

noun

Definition of radar beacon

: a radar transmitter that upon receiving a radar signal emits a signal which reinforces the normal reflected signal or which introduces a code into the reflected signal especially for identification purposes

First Known Use of radar beacon

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Radar beacon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radar%20beacon. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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