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noun
  1. the signal that an air raid or other danger is over.
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Origin of all clear

First recorded in 1915–20
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  • He remembered that Webster had promised to come and knock an all-clear signal on the door.

    The Girl on the Boat

    Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

  • "Think o' when the all-clear bugle sounds in Fulham," responded Bindle.

    Adventures of Bindle

    Herbert George Jenkins

  • The bugles sounded All-clear in many keys all round the ear's horizon; their sound matched the waning moonlight.

    Living Alone

    Stella Benson

  • When the all-clear signal sounded inside the Shed, nobody paid any attention.

    Space Platform

    Murray Leinster


British Dictionary definitions for all-clear

all clear

noun
  1. a signal, usually a siren, indicating that some danger, such as an air raid, is over
  2. an indication that obstacles are no longer present; permission to proceedhe received the all clear on the plan
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