Definition of semaphore:
indication (part of speech: noun)
- alarm (part of speech: noun)
At five o'clock in the morning, signals were made from the semaphore; and in the twinkling of an eye all the sailors were in motion, and the port resounded with cries of joy, for the order to depart had just been received.- "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
Five miles farther from the crest of a hill they looked down on the village of Breton Junction, with the squat, sunlit roof of the station in the middle- box cars grouped about, semaphore above, and long lines of telegraph poles that came from out the south and disappeared into the north- one of those small centres in a vast nerve system that controls the activities of a continent.- "Frank of Freedom Hill", Samuel A. Derieux.
- "The Firm of Girdlestone", Arthur Conan Doyle.