klaxon
klaxon klaxon n. a kind of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles.

Syn: claxon. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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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.) 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

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