Definition of fire alarm noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


fire alarm

BrE BrE//ˈfaɪər əlɑːm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfaɪər əlɑːrm//
House equipment
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a bell or other device that gives people warning of a fire in a building Who set off the fire alarm? It was thought that the fire alarm had been set off as a prank. The fire alarm went off when I was making a coffee. See related entries: House equipment
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fire alarm