burglar alarm


noun

an automatic device for giving an alarm when a window, door, safe, etc., is opened or tampered with, as by a burglar.

Nearby words

  1. burghers,
  2. burghley,
  3. burghley house,
  4. burghul,
  5. burglar,
  6. burglarious,
  7. burglariously,
  8. burglarize,
  9. burglarproof,
  10. burglary

Origin of burglar alarm

First recorded in 1830–40

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