smoke alarm

smoke alarm
noun
an alarm that is tripped off by fire or smoke
Syn: ↑fire alarm
Hypernyms: ↑alarm, ↑warning device, ↑alarm system

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smoke alarm noun
A device that detects smoke from a fire in a room, building, etc and sounds a warning bell or buzzer
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Main Entry:smoke

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smoke alarm UK US noun [countable] [singular smoke alarm plural smoke alarms]
a piece of equipment that makes a loud noise when there is smoke in a room, used for warning people that there is a fire in the building
Thesaurus: signals and equipment used for warning peoplehyponym

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noun, pl ⋯ alarms [count]
: a device that makes a loud and harsh noise when smoke fills a room — called also smoke detector

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ˈsmoke alarm 7 [smoke alarm] (also ˈsmoke detector) noun
a device that makes a loud noise if smoke is in the air to warn you of a fire

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  • smoke alarm — ► NOUN ▪ a device that detects and gives a warning of the presence of smoke …   English terms dictionary

  • smoke alarm — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms smoke alarm : singular smoke alarm plural smoke alarms British a piece of equipment that makes a loud noise when there is smoke in a room, used for warning people that there is a fire in the building …   English dictionary

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  • smoke alarm — also smoke detector noun (C) a piece of electronic equipment which warns you when there is smoke or fire in a building …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • smoke alarm — noun see smoke detector …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • smoke alarm — noun a device that detects and gives a warning of the presence of smoke …   English new terms dictionary

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