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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