One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in the UK) a black conical object hoisted by coastguards as a gale warning, the number and arrangement of cones giving information about wind direction and strength.
- ‘It has scouted out the land the broadsheet never visits, and hoisted some storm cones.’
- ‘I can't wait to see the flags and the storm cones flying again, or to see the mast illuminated at Christmas.’
- ‘But while the storm cones are raised, I am not convinced that a blanket ‘sell’ policy is appropriate.’
- ‘Yet the obsessive concern with gesture politics seems quite unaware or unconcerned over the storm cones being raised.’
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