wigwag

VERB
  1. send a signal by waving a flag or a light according to a certain code
  2. signal by or as if by a flag or light waved according to a code
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How To Use wigwag In A Sentence

  • Although visual signaling - wigwag, sun-powered heliograph, and observation balloons - remained important to the U.S. military, the Spanish-American War found commercial and military telegraph enjoying extensive use.
  • Evers lifted his chin to frown curiously at Trace, the cigar wigwagging from his teeth. The Best Way to Lose
  • Only the ‘dawgs’ will run up on you rappin', walking backwards in front of you, them wigwagging and yapping like little Collie dogs.
  • Some came up anxiously, actually hoping they might be the lucky one; while others were indifferent; because there had been an interesting programme laid out for that morning's work, and they should hate to miss the "wigwagging" with signal flags; as well as more of Allan's trail talks, which were so great. The Boy Scouts' First Camp Fire or, Scouting with the Silver Fox Patrol
  • When the small plane crossed paths with military helicopters, as happened two or three times, the researchers held on as Mr. Giles wigwagged to signal he had seen them.
  • Evers was grumbling sourly under his breath at the sink, the cigar wigwagging from his mouth. The Best Way to Lose
  • Their tails popped up reflexively, almost absurdly long and white, and wigwagged out of sight.
  • Opening the plane's window, I waved at the Dykeses and wigwagged my wings to let them know I saw them.
  • Under ideal conditions, a message could be wigwagged over distances of ten to fifteen miles at about three words per minute.
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