Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a kind of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles.
  • verb to sound loudly; -- of car horns.
  • verb to use the horn of a car.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of klaxon.

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  • verb make a loud noise
  • noun a kind of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles
  • verb use the horn of a car

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Or maybe, given the propensity of my neighbors to drive up and honk (tocar) the horn (claxon), I'll wait upstairs until you honk.

    Lo que quieres.

  • Or maybe, given the propensity of my neighbors to drive up and honk (tocar) the horn (claxon), I'll wait upstairs until you honk.

    Lo que quieres.

  • A claxon sounded from the fortress wall and massive steel doors slid back.

    Gold of Kings

  • Or maybe, given the propensity of my neighbors to drive up and honk (tocar) the horn (claxon), I'll wait upstairs until you honk.

    Lo que quieres.

  • Or maybe, given the propensity of my neighbors to drive up and honk (tocar) the horn (claxon), I'll wait upstairs until you honk.

    Lo que quieres.

  • At their approach a claxon sounded and the door ground open.

    Gold of Kings

  • Or maybe, given the propensity of my neighbors to drive up and honk (tocar) the horn (claxon), I'll wait upstairs until you honk.

    Lo que quieres.

  • Butter tumbles backward and scrambles to her feet as trills and a claxon almost drown out the cries of

    The The Three Sisters

  • The same claxon sounded, the door ground back open.

    Gold of Kings

  • Or maybe, given the propensity of my neighbors to drive up and honk (tocar) the horn (claxon), I'll wait upstairs until you honk.

    Lo que quieres.

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  • This word is more commonly, and properly, spelled klaxon after the company that manufactured the horn and trademarked the name.

    September 6, 2010