An S.O.S. call is an internationally accepted Morse code distress signal. S.O.S. is sent by people on a ship when they are in danger of drowning, but I have read online that it was also used by pilots b4 they have been shot down. I don't think, though, that sailmen or pilots are the only ones who use the S.O.S. signal. Since it is an Intrnationally accepted distress code, anyone stranded and in serious trouble with no way of getting a phone call trough or any other means of communication have to relly on S.O.S.!

This signal can be transmitted in various ways. It can be sent out as an audio tone, along a telephone wire as an electrical pulse, as long or short pulses of a radio signal, or as a visual signal by using a flash light, also it could be as simple as banging on something or making some kind of noise. It is codified as three dots, then three dashes and three dots again. This sequence is without any space between the dashes and dots. The three dots signify the letter S and the letter O is formed by three dashes.
(info on this I got from reading about it on other websites and magazines.)

There are various phrases that are used as a full form of SOS. They are as follows:

Save Our Souls, Save Our Ship, Send Out Sailors, Save Our Sailors, Stop Other Signals and Survivors On Ship.
"Our only hope is that someone hears aor S.O.S. signal in time...".
"Sir, we're getting an faint S.O.S. signal from somewhere in our vicinity."
by PedaVas December 22, 2012

20 Words Related to sos

It stands for Save Our Souls and is used mostly by the millitary, but anyone around the world understands what it means. Anyone is allowed to transmit this if they are in a life threatning situation. In morse code it looks like this:

...---...

In the Netherlands it's also a slang term for cocaine.
crashing plane: SOS, SOS!
radio operator: Yea don't sniff too much of that shit
by Dickkwikkwek December 13, 2005
Same old shit.
Nothing going on here, just the sos.
by lola October 09, 2002
S.O.S stands for save our souls
S.O.S the titanic is sinking. SOS save our souls
by SHelly P March 13, 2006
Common distress code; does not stand for any word such as save our souls; its just the easiest thing to remember for morse code
...---... The titanic sent an SOS to other ships
by Kamal007 May 03, 2008
Originally used by sailors as a distress signal/code meaning Save Our Ship, hence S.O.S.
Sailor: "Captain...the ship is taking in too much water..."

Captain: "Send a S.O.S. transmition to the base..."

Sailor: "Ay-Ay Captain!"
by nismoflip6 October 06, 2005
The easiest message to transmit recurringly using morse code. It consists of three short beeps, three long ones and three short ones again

...---...

It does not stand for anything
...---... ...---...

S.O.S S.O.S ship is sinking
by diegator February 22, 2005
It stands for Save our Souls, it's a call for help, in the last dire moment...
SOS my plane's going down!!
by Andrew Boost May 04, 2005

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