Definition of Blue peter

1. Noun. A blue flag with a white square in the center indicates that the vessel is ready to sail.

Generic synonyms: Code Flag, Nautical Signal Flag



Definition of Blue peter

1. Noun. (nautical) A blue signal flag with a white rectangle in the centre, signifying "P". When flown alone, indicates that a ship is ready to sail, requiring all crew members and passengers to return on board. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blue Peter

blue movies
blue murder
blue mussel
blue mussels
blue naevus
blue nevus
blue noise
blue note
blue notes
blue oedema
blue ointment
blue orchid
blue pea
blue peafowl
blue peter (current term)
blue pickerel
blue pike
blue pikeperch
blue pimpernel
blue plate special
blue plate specials
blue point
blue point Siamese
blue pointed
blue poppy
blue print
blue prints
blue pus
blue pus bacillus

Literary usage of Blue peter

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1. The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy": From London to Paris, and by Havre by John MacGregor (1880)
"CHAPTER X. Dawn music—Cleared for action—Statistics—blue peter- Passing bridges — A gale — A shave—Provisions — Toilette—An upset—Last bridge—A peep below— ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1877)
"Na, na,— naething like it," said blue peter. " But first ye'll promise to baud yer tongues for half a day ? " said Malcolm. ..."

3. The Voyage Alone in the Yawl Rob Roy, from London to Paris and Back by Havre by John MacGregor (1868)
"... X. Dawn music—Cleared for action—Statistics—blue peter— Passing bridges — A gale — A shave — Provisions— Toilette—An upset—Last bridge—A peep below— ..."

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