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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A clock that can be set to wake someone up or alert attention at a particular time, as by sounding a bell or buzzer.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A clock which can be so set as to make a loud and continued noise at a particular time, in order to arouse from sleep or attract attention.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A clock with an alarm that can be set to sound at a determined time.

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

  • noun a clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time

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