claxon

[ klak-suh n ]
/ ˈklæk sən /

noun

Origin of claxon

naturalized English spelling

Definition for claxon (2 of 2)

klaxon

or clax·on

[ klak-suh n ]
/ ˈklæk sən /

noun

a loud electric horn, formerly used on automobiles, trucks, etc., and now often used as a warning signal.

Origin of klaxon

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; formerly trademark
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klaxon

claxon

/ (ˈklæksən) /

noun

a type of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles

Word Origin for klaxon

C20: former trademark, from the name of the manufacturing company
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