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storm signal

a visual signal, as a flag, giving advance notice of a heavy storm, used especially along coastal areas.
storm warning (def 2).
Origin of storm signal
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The "storm-signal" was hoisted ominously between his eyebrows.

    Men in War Andreas Latzko
  • Synonymous with storm-signal; formerly fire-beacons were used to give warning of the approach of an enemy.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • And immediately after that a storm-signal showed itself, at the sight of which all the family trembled.

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