Definitions for maydayˈmeɪˌdeɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Mayday(noun)

    an internationally recognized distress signal via radiotelephone (from the French m'aider)

Wiktionary

  1. mayday(Noun)

    An international distress signal used by shipping and aircraft

Freebase

  1. Mayday

    Mayday is an emergency procedure word used internationally as a distress signal in voice procedure radio communications. It derives from the French "venez m'aider", meaning "come help me". It is used to signal a life-threatening emergency primarily by mariners and aviators, but in some countries local organisations such as police forces, firefighters, and transportation organizations also use the term. The call is always given three times in a row to prevent mistaking it for some similar-sounding phrase under noisy conditions, and to distinguish an actual Mayday call from a message about a Mayday call.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. mayday

    Distress call.


Translations for mayday

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  • may daySpanish
  • hätäkutsuFinnish
  • mayday, SOSFrench
  • радиосигнал бедствия, сигнал "терплю бедствие", сигнал бедствияRussian

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