smoke alarm
noun see smoke detector

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • smoke alarm — smoke alarms also smoke detector N COUNT A smoke alarm or a smoke detector is a device fixed to the ceiling of a room which makes a loud noise if there is smoke in the air, to warn people …   English dictionary

  • smoke alarm — smoke a.larm also smoke detector n a piece of electronic equipment which warns you when there is smoke or fire in a building ▪ The smoke alarm went off …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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

  • smoke alarm — noun an alarm that is tripped off by fire or smoke • Syn: ↑fire alarm • Hypernyms: ↑alarm, ↑warning device, ↑alarm system * * * smoke alarm noun A device that detects smoke from a fire in a room, building, etc and sounds a warning bell or buzzer… …   Useful english 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

  • smoke alarm — smoke a,larm noun count 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 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • smoke alarm — /ˈsmoʊk əlam/ (say smohk uhlahm) noun 1. a warning signal indicating that the presence of smoke has been detected. 2. the device that gives this alarm …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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 A smoke detector …   Wiktionary

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

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