[ doo, dyoo ]
/ du, dyu /
a 3000-mile (4800–km)–long network of radar stations north of the Arctic Circle, maintained by the U.S. and Canada for providing advance warning of the approach of hostile planes, missiles, etc.
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Origin of DEW line
1955–60; D(istant) E(arly) W(arning)
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British Dictionary definitions for dew line
/ (djuː) /
n acronym for
distant early warning line, a network of radar stations situated mainly in Arctic regions to give early warning of aircraft or missile attack on North America
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