Origin of claxon
- a loud electric horn, formerly used on automobiles, trucks, etc., and now often used as a warning signal.
Origin of klaxon
Examples from the Web for claxon
If you'll put Miss Claxon in my hands, I'll see that she's dressed for my dance.
He found the Claxons struggling with a fresh misgiving, which Claxon expressed.
Mrs. Claxon said, "Of cou'se," but Claxon did not assent so readily.
Claxon gave his honesty time to get the better of his optimism.
Know anything of a family named Claxon, down the road, here, a piece?
- a type of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles
Word Origin and History for claxon
"loud warning horn," 1908, originally on automobiles, said to have been named for the company that sold them (The Klaxon Company; distributor for Lovell-McConnell Mfg. Co., Newark, N.J.), but probably the company was named for the horn, which bore a word likely based on Greek klazein "to roar," cognate with Latin clangere "to resound."