alarm·​er | \ ə-ˈlär-mər \

Definition of alarmer

: an occurrence (such as a building fire) that triggers a specified number of alarms used in combination It took 2¹/₂ hours to put out the fire, a four-alarmer that drew scores of firefighters from neighboring communities. — Ron Devlin, Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania), 5 Oct. 2005

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Alarmer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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