[klak-suh n] /ˈklæk sən/

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

“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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