wave–off

noun

Definition of wave–off

plural

-s

  1. :  a visible signal given by an officer on the deck of an aircraft carrier to the pilot of an approaching airplane usually indicating that the approach is unsatisfactory for a successful landing, and that the pilot must circle the carrier and make a new approach — compare landing signal officer

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Origin and Etymology of wave–off

from the phrase wave off


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