One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A lamp, flag, or other device used to give a visible warning of an approaching storm.
- ‘Tens of thousands of people rushed back home from work following the hoisting of a No.8 northwest gale storm signal, the third-highest warning, by the territory's weather observatory.’
- ‘The territory hoisted storm signal No.8 at 7: 30 p.m. local time Thursday as Typhoon Utor edged closer to the territory.’
- ‘People in continuing education, in contract training and workforce development understand the market, and I hope they have seen the storm signals on the horizon.’
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