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Definition 1: an internationally recognized signal sent out by a ship or plane indicating that help is needed - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for distress call in the sense of this definition

(distress call is a kind of ...) any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message

"signals from the boat suddenly stopped"

(... is a kind of distress call ) an internationally recognized distress signal in radio code

(... is a kind of distress call ) an internationally recognized distress signal via radiotelephone (from the French m'aider)

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