Klaxon


Klaxon
Synonyms and related words:
Mayday, SOS, air-raid alarm, alarm, alarm bell, alarm clock, alarm signal, alarum, alert, all clear, beacon, blinking light, boiler factory, boiler room, bull-roarer, burglar alarm, buzzer, catcall, cherry bomb, clack, clacker, clapper, cracker, cricket, crostarie, fiery cross, fire alarm, fire bell, fire flag, firecracker, five-minute gun, flashing light, fog bell, fog signal, foghorn, gale warning, hooter, horn, hue and cry, hurricane warning, lighthouse, noisemaker, note of alarm, occulting light, police whistle, rattle, rattlebox, signal of distress, siren, small-craft warning, snapper, steam whistle, still alarm, storm cone, storm flag, storm warning, ticktack, tocsin, two-minute gun, upside-down flag, whistle, whizgig, whizzer

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • klaxon — [ klaksɔn ] n. m. • 1911; n. déposé , d une firme amér.; du gr. klaxein « retentir » ♦ Avertisseur sonore à commande mécanique ou électrique. Donner un coup de klaxon. Des klaxons. Recomm. offic. avertisseur. ● Klaxon nom masculin (nom déposé)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Klaxon™ — [ˈklæksn] [ˈklæksn] noun (BrE) a horn, originally on a vehicle, that makes a loud sound as a warning   Word Origin: [Klaxon] …   Useful english dictionary

  • klaxon — n. a kind of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles. Syn: claxon. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • klaxon — (n.) loud warning horn, 1908, originally on automobiles, said to have been named for the company that sold them (The Klaxon Company; distributor for Lovell McConnell Mfg. Co., Newark, N.J.), but probably the company was named for the horn, which… …   Etymology dictionary

  • klaxon — ☆ klaxon [klaks′ən ] n. [< Klaxon, former trademark, arbitrary coinage based on Gr klaxein, to shout, scream < IE base * kel > CLAMOR] [also K ] a kind of electric horn with a loud, shrill sound …   English World dictionary

  • klaxon — ► NOUN trademark ▪ a vehicle horn or warning hooter. ORIGIN the name of the manufacturers …   English terms dictionary

  • Klaxon — Listen filename=WWII submarine dive klaxon.ogg title=Klaxon description=A sample of a submarine dive Klaxon used by United States Navy submarines during World War II format=OggKlaxon is a trademark for an electromechanical horn or alerting device …   Wikipedia

  • Klaxon — Avertisseur sonore « Klaxon » redirige ici. Pour la marque originale, voir Klaxon (marque). Un avertisseur sonore est un appareil émettant un son principalement destiné à donner un signal ou à prévenir d’un danger. Les avertisseurs… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • klaxon — UK [ˈklæksən] / US noun [countable] Word forms klaxon : singular klaxon plural klaxons a very loud electric horn or siren …   English dictionary

  • Klaxon — Klax|on [ˈklæksən] n trademark [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Klaxon, a trademark] a loud horn that was fixed onto police cars and other official vehicles in the past …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Klaxon — trademark used for an electrically operated horn or warning signal …   New Collegiate Dictionary