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  • n. Used other than as an idiom: see alarm,‎ bell.
  • n. A sudden awareness of danger.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a bell that gives notice on danger.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bell used in giving notice of danger, as from the approach of an enemy, from fire, etc.

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

  • n. the sound of an alarm (usually a bell)


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