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  • n. a warning device that is tripped off by the occurrence of a burglary
  • n. a loud warning signal produced by a burglar alarm

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a device for giving alarm if a door or window is opened from without.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any alarm so arranged as to sound upon the opening of a door, window, etc., with which it is connected.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a loud warning signal produced by a burglar alarm
  • n. a warning device that is tripped off by the occurrence of a burglary

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