fire alarm


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. firbolg,
  2. firbolgs,
  3. firdausi,
  4. firdusi,
  5. fire,
  6. fire ant,
  7. fire apparatus,
  8. fire appliance,
  9. fire area,
  10. fire away

Origin of fire alarm

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

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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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