Complete Definition of "beacon"

English
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Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iËkÉn|-iËkÉn

Noun
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  1. A signal fire to notify of the approach of an enemy, or to give any notice, commonly of warning or guiding.
  2. nautical A signal or conspicuous mark erected on an eminence near the shore, or moored in shoal water, as a guide to mariners.

#:* A post or buoy placed over a shoal or bank to warn vessels of danger; also a signal mark on land. (FM 55-501).

  1. A high hill or other easily distinguishable object near the shore which can serve as guidance for seafarers.
  2. That which gives notice of danger.

Translations
trans-top|signal fire
Finnish: merkkituli
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Russian: ÑигналÑнÑй Ð¾Ð³Ð¾Ð½Ñ (signál'nyj ogón') m
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trans-top|signaling or guiding mark erected as guide to mariners
Finnish: merimerkki, viitta, loisto
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Russian: маÑк (maják) m stationary, бакен (báken) m floating
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trans-top|high hill or similar
Finnish: maamerkki
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trans-top|that which warns
Finnish: varoitin
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Derived terms
radio beacon
day beacon

Related terms
navigation mark
navigation aids
radar reflector
leading mark
cairn
sea mark
seamark

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