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A trademark for a loud electric horn.


(ˈklæksən) or


a type of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles
[C20: former trademark, from the name of the manufacturing company]


(ˈklæk sən)

a loud electric horn often used as a warning signal.
[1905–10, Amer.; formerly a trademark]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.klaxon - a kind of loud horn formerly used on motor vehiclesklaxon - a kind of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles
horn - an alarm device that makes a loud warning sound


[ˈklæksn] Nclaxon m


nHorn nt, → Hupe f
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25) But recognizing that applying the Klaxon rule does not make sense does not solve the problem--it can and does create a vacuum, one which a court might be tempted to fill by selecting choice-o flaw rules after the fact that are unconnected with the forum that might otherwise have been selected by an individual plaintiff at the outset of a case.
One case that summed up how we have changed was Operation Klaxon.
Ultimately, direct filing demonstrates how innovations in aggregate litigation that do not pay attention to choice of law create serious problems, and how such innovations may be maintained without undermining the benefits of the Klaxon choice-of-law regime.
He added: "It was explained that though the klaxon was sounded due to the short timescale of the incident staff may have perceived that all the remaining activities in activating the plan would have been considered excessive.
In fact what happened was that only one supporter per club seemed to be able to afford one - or maybe fans just clubbed together given the expense - and the klaxon would be used in isolation as the basis for the 'parp-parp, parp-parp-parp, parp-parp-parp-parp CITY
He was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer at the age of two but after a remarkable recovery, his mother Helen sounded the klaxon to start the race.
It's almost a game but with only one rule - every time the klaxon sounds each reveller must swap an item of clothing with someone next to them.
A stand-alone fire alarm has been introduced by sound and visual signalling specialist Klaxon Signals.
Fans, that can produce large volumes of air from such a small physical size, have many industrial applications, say Secomak, a division of Klaxon Signals, of 502 Honeypot Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex, tel:020 8952 5566.
Not sure a bell to indicate final circuit would help, but surely a klaxon to indicate a false start would be a simple improvement?
Mr Marshall explained that the lowered barrier, flashing lights and klaxon indicated it was not safe to cross.
A spokeswoman for the police said: ``The police car did have its klaxon on at the time of the incident.