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Meaning of "Barcoo salute" in the English dictionary

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BARCOO SALUTE

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Barcoo salute is a noun.
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WHAT DOES BARCOO SALUTE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Aussie salute

The Aussie salute, also known as the Barcoo salute or Bush salute is the waving of one's hand in front of the face at regular intervals in order to prevent bush flies from landing on it, or entering one's nose or mouth. Pianka characterizes it as a gesture that is "diagnostic of Australia". The bush fly, is the species that is the cause of the Aussie salute as opposed to other flies such as the housefly, as the bush fly is attracted to bodily fluids such as sweat, nasal mucus, saliva, blood and eyes. The Aussie salute can often be seen in outdoor television news reports or interviews, a recent example being a news report by ABC Television on flooding in Eugowra. Historically in Australia, the cork hat was worn to discourage flies but has been replaced by insect repellents and mesh masks in areas where the flies swarm. Bush flies are disease vectors, since they walk on dung and on carrion, and if not prevented from doing so can lead to infections, including eye infections such as "sandy blight".

Definition of Barcoo salute in the English dictionary

The definition of Barcoo salute in the dictionary is a movement of the hand to brush flies away from the face.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BARCOO SALUTE

Barca
Barcalounger
Barcan
barcarole
barcarolle
Barce
Barcelona
BArch
barchan
barchane
Barcino
Barclay
Barclay de Tolly
Barcoo River
bard
bardash
barde
Bardeen

WORDS THAT END LIKE BARCOO SALUTE

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Australian salute
bass flute
convolute
dilute
dissolute
elute
evolute
flute
glute
involute
irresolute
lute
pollute
resalute
resolute
revolute
salute
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volute

Synonyms and antonyms of Barcoo salute in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Barcoo salute» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BARCOO SALUTE

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Translator English - Chinese

Barcoo敬礼
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Barcoo saludo
570 millions of speakers

English

Barcoo salute
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Barcoo सलामी
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

باركو التحية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Barcoo салют
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Barcoo saudação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বারকো সালিট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

barcoo salut
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Salam penghormatan Barcoo
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

barcoo Gruß
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

バークー川敬礼
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Barcoo 경례
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Barcoo salute
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Barcoo chào
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாரகோ வணக்கம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बर्कको सलाम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Barcoo selamı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Barcoo saluto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Barcoo pozdrawiać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Barcoo салют
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Barcoo salut
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Barcoo χαιρετισμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Barcoo saluut
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Barcoo salut
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Barcoo salutt
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BARCOO SALUTE»

The term «Barcoo salute» is barely ever used and occupies the 210.051 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BARCOO SALUTE»

Discover the use of Barcoo salute in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Barcoo salute and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef
The name has also entered the Australian idiom, appearing in the Macquarie Dictionary as the 'Barcoo salute' (waving to brush flies from the face). On the banks of the Barcoo, Tambo (population 345) is surrounded by some of the best ...
Justin Flynn, Olivia Pozzan, Paul Harding, 2008
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Outback Australia
The name has also entered the Australian idiom, appearing in the Macquarie Dictionary in such terms as 'Barcoo rot' (basically scurvy), the 'Barcoo salute' (the waving about of hands to keep flies away from the face) and the 'Barcoo spews' ...
‎2002
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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang
1976–. AGE (Melbourne): On-site tucker. . . ranges from barbecued chicken to ' spaget marinara' ('suitable for the barbie on the building site') (1983). [ Abbreviation.] Barcoo salute noun Austral A gesture with which one brushes flies from one's ...
John Ayto, John Simpson, 2010
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The Lingo Dictionary: Of Favourite Australian Words and Phrases
Also called the Barcoo salute. average Typical Australian understatement that doesn't mean average at all, it actually means pretty bad, e.g. 'I'm feeling pretty average after last night'. away with the fairies or off with the fairies Describes either ...
John Miller, 2011
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Australian Identity: A Sense of Belonging
... away annoying buzzing flies is called an 'Aussie Salute'. It is sometimes also known as the 'Barcoo Salute'. AUSSIE LANGUAGE – 3 1. Rewrite each sentence in more. 72 R.I.C. Publications® www.ricpublications.com.au Australian identity.
R.I.C. Publications, 2007
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Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series: 1973: Title Index
A474650. Barclay, William L. A455594. Barco application bulletin. A464817 . A464823. A464825. A464827. A464830 - A464834. Barcoo salute. AFO - 75018. Barcus, Elyse . A488312 . Bard, Allen J. A484983 . Barde, Jacqueline. AFO - 75117.
Library of Congress. Copyright Office, 1975
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The State of the Language: English Observed
Hence comes such dialect as the Barcoo salute. 'I see you've learnt the Barcoo salute,' said a Buln Buln Shire councillor to the Duke of Edinburgh. 'What's that?' said the Duke, waving his hand again to brush the flies off his face. 'That's it,' said  ...
Philip Howard, 1985
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Pinpointer
E.S. Young. il por Wheels 41:72-4+(2) Ag'74 SMITH, Patsy Adam The Barcoo salute, by P. A. Smith; review. Walkabout p. 40 Mr' 74 SMITH (HOWARD) LTD Howard Smith in the money. Rydge's 47:52 Mr' 74 SMOKE BUSH see Rhus SMOKE ...
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South Australiana
The Barcoo salute. [Adel.], Rigby, [1973]. 180 p. ill. 22 cm. Smith, Patsy Adam. Romance of Australian railways. [Adel.], Rigby, [1973]. 247 p. ill. part col. 26 cm. South Australia. Board of Advanced Education. Annual report. Adel., the Board. No.
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Who's who of Australian writers
... Launceston Sketchbook (1973), Port Arthur Sketchbook (1971), Barcoo Salute (1973), Desert Railway (1974), Romance of the Australian Railways (1973), Neon Signs to the Mutes (ed with M Dugan, J S Hamilton 1976), Anzacs (1978), ...
D.W. Thorpe Pty, National Centre for Research and Development in Australian Studies, 1995

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