Translation of heliograph in Spanish:


heliógrafo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈhiliəˌɡræf/ /ˈhiːlɪə(ʊ)ɡrɑːf/

See Spanish definition of heliógrafo


  • 1

    heliógrafo masculine
    • A heliograph was a communications system consisting of two mirrors on a tripod used to flash signals with sunlight.
    • When we all got back to camp, our General communicated by heliograph from a distant mountain top with his superiors.
    • Organised divers always carry some means of signalling their position at the surface, whether it be air-horn or flag, flare or heliograph, or combinations of two or more.
    • Although visual signaling - wigwag, sun-powered heliograph, and observation balloons - remained important to the U.S. military, the Spanish-American War found commercial and military telegraph enjoying extensive use.
    • Later, runners, telegraph, semaphore, heliograph and line were used to communicate.
  • 2

    heliograma masculine