- any of various types of signal used as a warning by vessels navigating in fog or mist.
Origin of fog signal
First recorded in 1750–60
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For instance, let a fog-signal be placed at or near water level on one side of an island that has a conical elevation.The Galaxy
A “fog-signal” is employed on railways when the ordinary signals are obliterated within working distances.
- a signal used to warn railway engine drivers in fog, consisting of a detonator placed on the line