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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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And to make sure contestants got the most out of the 8am dash, Chris was on hand with a klaxon horn to sound the beginning and end of each person's attempt and a stop-watch to keep time.
If it's not ground problems or carnage at the fences it's a farce like Wednesday - just use a klaxon horn to stop racing.
Police have wailing sirens, firemen their klaxon horn, There are house alarms and car alarms, usually at dawn.
Incidentally, in their run-up to pantomime, the Players are seeking a klaxon horn.
A klaxon horn sounded and there was a great deal of excitement as this was our first action warning," William remembers.