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dah

[dah] /dɑ/
noun
1.
an echoic word, the referent of which is a tone interval approximately three times the length of the dot, used to designate the dash of Morse code, International Morse code, etc.
Compare dit.
Origin of dah
1935-1940
1935-40
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Examples from the Web for dahs
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  • They found it in the hands of about sixty Bhuttias, armed with dahs, who were plundering right and left.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • Then they sprang to their feet and began to draw their dahs.

    The Elephant God Gordon Casserly
  • They were armed with rusty muzzle-loaders, unloaded, and with long Burmese swords (dahs).

    An Australian in China George Ernest Morrison
  • Yes, 'deed; dahs a whole company sleepin' on de front poach over dar.

    The Boy Spy Joseph Kerby
  • Among other articles which I have noticed are "dahs," and knives of many sorts and degrees of excellence.

    Burma R.Talbot Kelly
  • We tuk five elephints, a hunder' an' sivinty Sniders, two hunder' dahs, and a lot av other burglarious thruck.

    Soldier Stories Rudyard Kipling
  • We could hold them in the narrow stairs there with our dahs, but she'll do the job much better.

    Jack Haydon's Quest John Finnemore
British Dictionary definitions for dahs

dah

/dɑː/
noun
1.
the long sound used in combination with the short sound dit, in the spoken representation of Morse and other telegraphic codes Compare dash1 (sense 14)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for dahs

dah

Related Terms

tah-dah

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for dahs

DAH

1.
Dictionary of American History
2.
disordered action of heart
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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