Klaxon



[klak-suh n] /ˈklæk sən/

noun
1.
a loud electric horn, formerly used on automobiles, trucks, etc., and now often used as a warning signal.
/ˈklæksən/
noun
1.
a type of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles
n.

“loud warning horn,” 1908, originally on automobiles, said to have been named for the company that sold them (The Klaxon Company; distributor for Lovell-McConnell Mfg. Co., Newark, N.J.), but probably the company was named for the horn, which bore a word likely based on Greek klazein “to roar,” cognate with Latin clangere “to resound.”

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