buzzer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n buzzer a signaling device that makes a buzzing sound
    • n buzzer a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Buzzer bŭz"ẽr One who, or that which, buzzes; a whisperer; a talebearer. "And wants not buzzers to infect his ear
      With pestilent speeches of his father's death."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n buzzer One who buzzes; a whisperer; one who is busy in telling tales secretly.
    • n buzzer A call or alarm making a low buzzing sound, used when it is desirable to avoid loud noise.
    • n buzzer A polishing-wheel used in cutlery-work.
    • n buzzer A pickpocket.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Buzzer one who buzzes:
    • n Buzzer (Shak.) a whisperer or tell-tale
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Quotations

  • Larry Bird
    Larry Bird
    “Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From the sound.

Usage

In literature:

A buzzer under his desk gave three short buzzes.
"Unthinkable" by Roger Phillips Graham
His buzzer sounded softly to give him respite, and he looked up from a virtually blank piece of paper to the board.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
As the warning buzzer sounded, Frankie felt Milt take control.
"Vital Ingredient" by Gerald Vance
Chambers leaned forward and pressed a buzzer.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
I was awakened by the sound of my alarm buzzer.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
Suddenly a buzzer sounded a warning.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
A buzzer signal in his headset told Stan it was time to settle down for low flying.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
Asher signaled by buzzer, and a stream of the ice-washed air flowed down to him.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
The girl passed into an inner room, and a buzzer sounded.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
My buzzer was clanging; a peremptory halting-signal day-beam came darting up at me from below.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
I let Passarelli in when the buzzer sounded.
"Modus Vivendi" by Gordon Randall Garrett
His buzzer did not buzz, but the gossip did.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
A buzzer sounded as she spoke.
"Novice" by James H. Schmitz
Suddenly the buzzer of my radio-receiver whirred against my chest.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
He pressed the buzzer button, then held it up to his mouth.
"Border, Breed Nor Birth" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
The call-buzzer at the side of her bunk interrupted her thoughts; it meant she was wanted in the main guard room.
"The Women-Stealers of Thrayx" by Fox B. Holden
A buzzer sounded a strident call.
"Generals Help Themselves" by M. C. Pease
I'll have wings and a buzzer.
"The Corner House Girls in a Play" by Grace Brooks Hill
No buzzer, as the boys say, but there was a rattler, in there, beside that rock.
"Pemrose Lorry, Camp Fire Girl" by Isabel Katherine Hornibrook
She gets a word or two on the 'buzzer,' comes ahead, and lets go the whistle lanyard.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
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In news:

Davis nails 3-point basket at buzzer to propel Demons over Eagles.
0Anthony Raffa's three pointer at the buzzer is just off the mark as Coastal loses in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.
Xavier's advantage ballooned from five to 11 after the technical, and only Micah Mason's 3-pointer to beat the buzzer slimmed Drake 's final deficit below five points.
It went down to the buzzer in the semifinal round of the Paradise Jam at the Virgin Islands, but the UNM men's basketball team escaped with a 70-69 victory against George Mason.
Before the opening tip off, to well after the final buzzer, you can depend on hearing every Spurs game on Spursradio1200 WOAI.
Kamiak boys edge Mariner at the buzzer.
Mount Vernon's Casey Leek had 19 points but Rudy Mataya's 3-pointer at the buzzer gave Burlington- Edison the victory over the Bulldogs in a nonleague game.
Virginia Tech guard Erick Green scored 23 points, but couldn't connect on a jumper at the buzzer, as the Hokies fell to West Virginia 68-67 in a nonconference game played at WVU Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.
It was a close game in the first quarter before Matt Strange's 3-pointer gave the Sharks a 15-10 lead as the buzzer sounded.
After Sara Souza tied the score at 36-36 with a pair of free throws for the Braves (2-2), the Cubs (8-1) launched a half-court shot at the buzzer for the game-winner.
South's Dakota Phillips beats the buzzer and Estero.
Kenneth Faried had 26 points and 14 rebounds for the road-weary Nuggets, who missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have tied the game.
Gee 's basket at buzzer gives Cavs stunning 113-111 win over Hawks.
Bessemer hit a basket at the buzzer to secure a 50-48 win for the Speedboys.
Tech Women's Hoops Falls at Buzzer.
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