fire alarm


noun

a signal that warns that a fire has started.
a bell, buzzer, siren, horn, etc., that provides such a signal.

Origin of fire alarm

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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Related Words for fire alarm

siren

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British Dictionary definitions for fire alarm

fire alarm

noun

a device to give warning of fire, esp a bell, siren, or hooter
a shout to warn that a fire has broken out
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