Fire-alarm meaning

A device, such as a siren, used in announcing the outbreak of a fire.
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The signal, especially the noise, produced by such a device.
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A signal to announce the outbreak of a fire, the activation of a smoke detector, etc.
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A bell, siren, whistle, flashing light, etc. to give this signal.
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The sound or other warning made by a fire alarm.
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(firefighting) An emergency response to a fire by the fire department with manpower and equipment.
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An electromechanical or electronic bell, klaxon, chime, horn, speaker, strobe light or other device which warns people in a building of a possible fire or other condition requiring evacuation.
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