International Code

  1. a code used at sea by the navies of certain nations, using a series of flags representing digits from zero through nine.

Origin of International Code

First recorded in 1880–85

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How to use International Code in a sentence

  • When you get to the window, take your knife and rap out a message in International Code.

  • The idea of an International Code of Labour Protection could not have been more flatly rejected.

    The Theory and Policy of Labour Protection | Albert Eberhard Friedrich Schffle
  • It was International Code—being sent as fast as the solenoid could be operated.

    The Velvet Glove | Harry Harrison
  • For some time she steamed back and forth, signalling in the International Code for surrender, but without obtaining any answer.

    Australia in Arms | Phillip F.E. Schuler
  • Hoist International Code letter J and make code letter of ship; then proceed as in article 1.

    Visual Signaling | Signal Corps United States Army