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smoke detector

noun
1.
an electronic fire alarm that is activated by the presence of smoke.
Also called smoke alarm.
Origin of smoke detector
1925-1930
1925-30
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Examples from the web for smoke detector
  • They said that the fire had apparently been caused by her smoking and that a smoke detector in the house had no battery.
  • If the smoke detector is battery operated, the tenant shall replace batteries in the smoke detector as necessary.
  • If a smoke detector is installed in the kitchen, be sure to keep it away from cooking fumes or smoking areas.
  • The company will provide a new wired-in smoke detector free-of-charge to replace each recalled detector.
  • If you should put a smoke detector in your kitchen, be sure to keep it away from cooking fumes or smoking areas.

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