Definition of beeper in English:



North American
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    another term for pager
    1. 1.1 A device that emits short, high-pitched sounds as a signal.
      • ‘This appears to weaken the car's defenses and the blonde will then be able to open both doors using a combination of her beeper and key.’
      • ‘They were the process of warning by a beeper or other sound emitting device, or the giving of an oral warning when the lifting platform was to be lowered -’
      • ‘When backing up, the horn should be sounded for all city vehicles first and not just rely on a beeper.’
      • ‘The soft sound of a beeper went off, and Beth swore violently.’
      • ‘Let's look at the reversing warning beepers that are commonplace these days.’
      • ‘Having your television programme or home music interrupted every two minutes by the loud piercing of the pedestrian crossing beepers, emanating from loudspeakers mounted atop pedestrian crossing light poles.’
      • ‘Before the liftgate opens or closes, the van's lights flash and a warning beeper sounds.’
      • ‘There were definitely more beeps now I was next to the fence, in fact the beeper almost sounded more urgent.’
      • ‘‘Well, er, these beepers are to assist the blind,’ I was told.’
      • ‘Well, I knew that, you know, with the gas, whenever you're running low, there's this little sound that goes off, a beeper, so I knew maybe an audible alarm would be good.’
      • ‘Impatient outer suburban types force the doors, setting the beeper off.’
      • ‘‘Nice ride,’ I said, as he used the beeper on his keys to electronically unlock the door.’