panic button

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)

Full Definition of PANIC BUTTON

:  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>

First Known Use of PANIC BUTTON

circa 1950

Rhymes with PANIC BUTTON


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