Definition of buzzer in English:

buzzer

Line breaks: buzz¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌzə
 
/

noun

An electrical device that makes a buzzing noise and is used for signalling.
More example sentences
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Many business people just could not afford armed security personnel, so many settled for cheap electronic buzzers.

Phrases

at the buzzer

North American At the end of a game or period of play.
More example sentences
  • The team, which kept the ball because of the intentional foul, then missed a shot at the buzzer and St. V. won in overtime.
  • As Jason put in the three pointer at the buzzer, he won the game for his team, and his wife.
  • 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?

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