One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Chiefly Military a strip of material that can be laid out on the ground in various patterns to form symbols for the purpose of communicating information to aircraft (now rare).
2Electronics a strip-shaped conductor or detector.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in ‘Contact’ (1893–1952) (real name Alan Bott).
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