Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that makes noise, especially a device such as a horn or rattle used to make noise at a party.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person or device that produces a great deal of noise, especially one used in a celebration or sporting event.
  • n. A device comprised of a handle with a ratchet at one end, with the ratchet end contained within a box that serves as an echo chamber, so that swinging or moving the device causes the ratchet to rotate within the box, creating a series of loud clicking sounds

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any device (such as a clapper or bell or horn) used to make a loud noise at a celebration.

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

  • n. a device (such as a clapper or bell or horn) used to make a loud noise at a celebration

Etymologies

noise +‎ maker (Wiktionary)

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