smoke detector

smoke detector
: an alarm that activates automatically when it detects smoke

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noun, pl ⋯ -tors [count]

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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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