General English

General Science

  • noun an electrical device which makes a loud hum


  • noun a ball thrown in from the field that goes past the wicket; an overthrow
    Citation ‘Overthrows, or “buzzers” as they are sometimes known … will always cause a bit of excitement, laced with humour’ (Oslear & Mosey 1993)


  • An electromagnetic device whose armature vibrates rapidly, which produces a vibratory or droning sound. Used for producing audible signals, such as warnings.

Information & Library Science

  • noun an electronic device making a loud hum, often used as an alarm


  • noun a device that makes a buzzing sound to signal that a game has finished