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burglar alarm

noun [C] uk   us  
a device on a building that gives a warning such as making a loud noise or flashing a light, or tells the police, if someone tries to enter the building illegally
Translations of “burglar alarm”
in Chinese (Traditional) 防盜警報器…
in Russian сигнализация…
in Turkish hırsız alarmı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 防盗警报器…
in Polish alarm (przeciwwłamaniowy)…
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