Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

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    August 3, 2008

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    August 3, 2008

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    August 3, 2008

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    August 3, 2008

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    August 3, 2008

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    August 3, 2008

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    August 3, 2008

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    August 3, 2008

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    August 3, 2008

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    August 3, 2008