bush telegraph


bush telegraph
/bʊʃ ˈtɛləgræf / (say boosh 'teluhgraf)

noun
1. a system of communication over wide distances among tribal peoples, by drumbeats or other means.
2. Colloquial an unofficial chain of communication by which information is conveyed and rumour spread, as by word of mouth.
Also, bush wireless.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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