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An electrical device that makes a buzzing noise and is used for signalling.
- ‘Observational studies have found no evidence that insect electrocuters and ultrasonic buzzers reduce bites to humans from infected anopheline mosquitoes.’
- ‘It was routine on the ward that mothers were given buzzers and they used them to call us for assistance.’
- ‘Many business people just could not afford armed security personnel, so many settled for cheap electronic buzzers.’
- ‘So well in fact the buzzer was pushed and the cameras were switched off.’
- ‘It's time to go up to your front door, Mother, and ring the rattling buzzer of a bell, the door with two curved fangs.’
- ‘Traffic wardens will be able to contact drivers causing an obstruction through a special buzzer on their van windscreens.’
- ‘We have security buzzers for entry to our flats and night after night, day after day, they ring the buzzer.’
- ‘Alarm devices, all activated by micturition, included bells, buzzers, lights, and vibrators.’
- ‘The children learnt a lot of interesting things and were able to put their learning into practice as they busied themselves into putting electrical circuits together and making light bulbs glow and buzzers buzz!’
- ‘Trains have those horrible hand-operated electronic buzzers.’
- ‘It's also used for electrical components for schools, to demonstrate circuits with tiny solar panels and windmills as well as the traditional buzzers, lights and switches.’
- ‘We successfully used biofeedback devices (basically moisture sensors linked to buzzers to wake the children up when necessary) together with a rewards programme.’
- ‘Doorbells are available in a variety of sounds, from chimes or buzzers to recorded sound tracks.’
- ‘As fluent with their bodies as with language, they sing, sort papers, go berserk, and snap to attention when buzzers go off, signaling the need to receive of send messages.’
- ‘As soon as the bar code scanner detects an overdue volume, it should set off buzzers and flashing lights, summoning the head librarian to deliver a public ticking off to the errant bookworm.’
- ‘Billy noticed a red light above the office door with an electric buzzer to announce a vacancy.’
- ‘A minute or two later, the door buzzer was ringing at my door, I went and buzzed back.’
- ‘I couldn't swear to it, what with scissors snipping and buzzers buzzing, but I think the young lad was asking his dad why you still needed a haircut when you were going bald.’
- ‘An emergency-stop pushbutton can be used in conjunction with a buzzer to help improve safety in the workplace.’
- ‘Ladies and gentlemen, press your buzzers… now.’
at the buzzer
At the end of a game or period of play.
- ‘Or do you risk your opponent heaving a long pass from the baseline after a made free throw and making a game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer?’
- ‘The game was in doubt until a three-point attempt, that would have sent the game into overtime, was missed at the buzzer.’
- ‘And they've lost some heartbreakers, including games to Seattle and Dallas on shots at the buzzer.’
- ‘It's going to be like a high school basketball game that is decided by the final shot at the buzzer.’
- ‘A moment later, the buzzer went off, signalling the end of the game, and a win for my team.’
- ‘As Jason put in the three pointer at the buzzer, he won the game for his team, and his wife.’
- ‘The buzzer was getting ready to go off, signaling the beginning of the third quarter.’
- ‘The loud blare of the buzzer, signalling the end of the game, cut through the gymnasium.’
- ‘The team, which kept the ball because of the intentional foul, then missed a shot at the buzzer and St. V. won in overtime.’
- ‘But what happens if there's a 3-pointer at the buzzer and replays show the shooter had his foot on the line?’
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