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panic button


Simple Definition of panic button

  • : a button in a bank, store, etc., that a person can press to call for help during an emergency (such as a robbery)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of panic button

  1. :  something setting off a precipitous emergency response <there was no pushing of panic buttons at the White House, no rushing of troops — J. C. Harsch>

Circa 1950

First Known Use of panic button

circa 1950

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different from the usual or normal

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