Burglar alarm
Burglar Bur"glar, n. [OE. burg town, F. bourg, fr. LL. burgus (of German origin) + OF. lere thief, fr. L. latro. See {Borough}, and {Larceny}.] (Law) One guilty of the crime of burglary. [1913 Webster]

{Burglar alarm}, a device for giving alarm if a door or window is opened from without. [1913 Webster]


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