Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that beeps.
  • n. A small portable electronic device that emits a beeping signal when the person carrying it is being paged. Also called pager.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Something that makes a beeping sound, especially a simple computer speaker.
  • n. A pager.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an electronic device that generates a series of beeps when the person carrying it is being paged

Etymologies

beep +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I called the beeper number and left the number of the pay phone.

    Pop Goes The Weasel

  • There was never another beeper from the area, and no sign of survivors from either crash site.

    Sanders, Williams S.

  • Forty minutes later there was a weak beeper from the vicinity of the crash site but it was believed to be a result of fire at the crash site and was not pilot activated.

    Carlock, Ralph L.

  • The Supreme Court in 1983 held that the use without a warrant of a "beeper" - like transponder to track five gallons of chemicals carried by a suspect in his car from Minneapolis to a drug lab at a lakeside cabin in Wisconsin was permissible.

    Appeals court limits use of GPS to track suspects

  • Often called a beeper for the annoying beeps some pagers use to alert their owner.

    pager

  • The beeper is the most ghastly-sounding little device known to man.

    Thud Ridge

  • Especially when they discovered the Morse code chart on the front and the 'beeper' that sends the Morse code.

    Kids are funny

  • There were no parachutes seen, nor were emergency radio "beeper" signals heard that day by other aircraft.

    Featherston, Fielding W. III

  • The presence of the reports of captivity and the emergency radio "beeper" lends weight to the fact that the two men were captured.

    Ecklund, Arthur G.

  • Well, the chickpea quick soak resulted in disaster I thought the beeper was my roommate using the microwave…, so I’m going to use the half can of kidney beans in my fridge after all.

    chickpea salad with roasted red peppers | smitten kitchen

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