blue peter

/blu ˈpitə / (say blooh 'peetuh)

noun
a blue flag with a white square in the centre, symbol of the letter P in the International Code of Signals, hoisted by a ship as a signal that it is ready to leave port.
{blue + peter, originally repeater}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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