multialarm

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

multi- +‎ alarm

Adjective[edit]

multialarm (not comparable)

  1. (US, firefighting, of a fire) Requiring the work of several firetrucks to contain or extinguish.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The alarm level is a measure of the resources required to deal with the fire; thus one might speak of a three-alarm fire or three-alarmer.