Old navy nickname for a Signalman. The Signalman was a rating from 1921-2004. Consisted of primarily of Visual Communications between ships. Morse Code via Flashinig signal light, Semaphore hand/flag signals and Signal flags flow from a halyard (Line) on the mast of a ship and basic naval honors and ceremonies. Time and Technology finally caught up to this Job skill, which most who have mastered it consider it a now lost art form.
Those damn Skivvie Waver's are a bunch of skates!! We're down here sweepin' and swabbin' and they just sit up there on the Signal Bridge and drink soda and eat geedunk.
by AB Dan July 18, 2006