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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wigwagverb

    send a signal by waving a flag or a light according to a certain code

  2. wigwagverb

    signal by or as if by a flag or light waved according to a code


  1. wigwagnoun

    Any of a number of mechanical or electrical devices which cause a component to oscillate between two states.

  2. wigwagverb

    to oscillate between two states.

  3. wigwagverb

    to send a signal by waving a single flag.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wigwagverb

    to signal by means of a flag waved from side to side according to a code adopted for the purpose

  2. Etymology: [See Wigwag, v. t. & i.]


  1. Wigwag

    Wigwag is the nickname given to a type of railroad grade crossing signal once common in North America, named for the pendulum-like motion it used to signal the approach of a train. It is generally credited to Albert Hunt, a mechanical engineer at Southern California's Pacific Electric interurban streetcar railroad, who invented it in 1909 for safer railroad grade crossings. The term should not be confused with its usage in Britain, where wigwag is generally used to refer to alternate flashing lights, such as those found at modern level crossings.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wigwag

    wig′wag, v.i. to twist about, to signal by means of flags.—adj. twisting.—adv. to and fro.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wigwag in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wigwag in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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