a person or thing that buzzes.
a signaling apparatus similar to an electric bell but without hammer or gong, producing a buzzing sound by the vibration of an armature.
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How to use buzzer in a sentence
He launched a three-pointer from the top right of the arc that swished through as the buzzer sounded.Virginia pulls away from Georgia Tech, tightens grip on first place in ACC | Gene Wang | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
She sends another message before the final buzzer so it’s already there when he checks his phone in the locker room.Darryl Morsell’s parents attended his first 97 Maryland games. The pandemic ended the streak. | Emily Giambalvo | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
The Terps never led in the first half but entered intermission trailing just 46-44 after Scott’s three-pointer six seconds before the buzzer.Maryland runs out of answers for Hunter Dickinson and Michigan | Emily Giambalvo | January 1, 2021 | Washington Post
They beat the buzzer, but it still meant they were out of time.John Wall gave the Wizards their last great memory. Then it all fell apart. | Jerry Brewer | December 3, 2020 | Washington Post
Then, when the final buzzer sounds, both teams honor one another’s efforts, demonstrating the enduring power of sportsmanship.Danny Meyer wants to bring everyone to the table after a fractious election. Twitter says: Too soon. | Tim Carman | November 9, 2020 | Washington Post
On the second floor I rang a buzzer at the door of the detective bureau.
Never mind the word "bazaar," which you pronounce as "bizarre" and Hassan pronounces as "buzzer."Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq | Nathan Bradley Bethea | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When the buzzer sounded, the score was Wyoming Indian 69, Rocky Mountain 53 and the fans poured out on to the court.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own | Robert Silverman | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Getting the buzzer down is probably the most important part.Teen ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Leonard Cooper on His Big $75,000 Win | Ramin Setoodeh | February 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Soviets put the ball in play, made a wild shot at the basket, and the buzzer went off.An Olympic Détente for the 1972 Men’s Basketball Team | Tom McMillen | August 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
One satisfactory way is by the use of a miniature buzzer transmitter.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
Another hour, and a rising hum from a buzzer beside him gave warning of approach to the destination he had fixed.Astounding Stories, May, 1931 | Various
The buzzer which he had expected to roar in his ears was only a faint drone, and above it he could easily hear other sounds.Star Born | Andre Norton
He joined them at dinner when the great buzzer told half a county that it was half-past twelve.Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
If the armature and its connections are also used from the buzzer, the height of the coils must be taken in consideration.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
British Dictionary definitions for buzzer
a person or thing that buzzes
a device that produces a buzzing sound, esp one similar to an electric bell without a hammer or gong
NZ a wood planing machine
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