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radio beacon

noun
1.
a radio station that sends a characteristic signal so as to enable ships or airplanes to determine their position or bearing by means of a radio compass.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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British Dictionary definitions for radio-beacon

radio beacon

noun
1.
a fixed radio transmitting station that broadcasts a characteristic signal by means of which a vessel or aircraft can determine its bearing or position Sometimes shortened to beacon
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