blackspot

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black +‎ spot

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blackspot (plural blackspots)

  1. A dangerous place or area.
  2. A location with poor radio signal reception, e.g. for mobile phones.
    • 2020 August 12, “Network News: Funding counters signal blackspots”, in Rail, page 14:
      Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has announced £200,000 funding towards research into developing a mobile telephone antenna prototype for rail gantries. If successful, the antenna could be installed on overhead line equipment gantries and help eliminate signal blackspots across the rail network.
  3. (phytopathology) Any of several diseases that produce black spots on leaves or the skin.

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