alarmer

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

alarm +‎ -er

NounEdit

alarmer (plural alarmers)

  1. One who alarms; one who sounds the alarm.
  2. (US) A multialarm fire of a specified number of alarms.
    • 1991, Leonard Victor Huber, New Orleans: a pictorial history (page 277)
      This three-alarmer brought out no fewer than seven steam pumpers, which are drawing water from a fire cistern...
    • 2007, Flora Ann Scearce, Cotton Mill Girl (page 118)
      “A two-alarmer,” someone commented. “Must be a nasty one.” We slurped our soda and ran for the trolley. “Fire's in Loray,” the motorman told us as he rang his bell.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

alarme +‎ -er

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

alarmer

  1. to alarm (alert)

ConjugationEdit

Last modified on 19 April 2014, at 07:54