Wigwag
Wigwag Wig"wag`, n. [See {Wigwag}, v. t. & i.] Act or art of wigwagging; a message wigwagged; -- chiefly attributive; as, the wigwag code. -- {Wig"wag`er}, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Wigwag — can denote the following:*A wigwag is a type of railroad level crossing signal. *A wig wag is an automotive headlight flasher. *A wigwag is a mechanism used in some washing machines. *A wig wag is a warning mechanism on truck braking systems.… …   Wikipedia

  • Wigwag — Wig wag , v. i. [See {Wag}, v. t.] (Naut.) To signal by means of a flag waved from side to side according to a code adopted for the purpose. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wigwag — Wig wag , v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Wigwagged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wigwagging}.] To move to and fro, to wag. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wigwag — [wig′wag΄] vt., vi. wigwagged, wigwagging [< obs. wig, to move + WAG1] 1. to move back and forth; wag 2. to send (a message) by waving flags, lights, etc. back and forth using a code n. 1. the act of sending messages in this way …   English World dictionary

  • wigwag — I. verb Etymology: English dialect wig to move + English wag Date: 1892 transitive verb 1. to signal by wigwagging 2. to cause to wigwag intransitive verb 1. to send a signal by or as if by a flag or light waved according to a code 2. to make a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wigwag — Synonyms and related words: Lissajous figure, Roman candle, aid to navigation, alarm, alternate, alternation, amber light, back and fill, back and forth, balefire, battledore and shuttlecock, beacon, beacon fire, bell, bell buoy, blinker, blue… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • wigwag — [c]/ˈwɪgwæg/ (say wigwag) verb (wigwagged, wigwagging) –verb (t) 1. to move (something) to and fro. –verb (i) 2. to move to and fro. 3. Navy, etc. to signal by movements of two flags or the like waved according to a code. –noun Navy, etc. 4.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • wigwag — wigwagger, n. /wig wag /, v., wigwagged, wigwagging, n. v.t., v.i. 1. to move to and fro. 2. Naut. to signal by movements of two flags or the like waved according to a code. n. 3. Naut. the act or process of sending messages by the movements of… …   Universalium

  • wigwag — 1. noun Any of a number of mechanical or electrical devices which cause a component to oscillate between two states. 2. verb a) to oscillate between two states. b) to send a signal by waving a single flag …   Wiktionary

  • wigwag — n. sending of maritime message by lights or waving flags; message sent by lights or waving flags v. move back and forth; send message by lights and waving flags …   English contemporary dictionary

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