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beeper

A portable paging device that allows a person to contact (“beep” or page) its wearer by calling a specific telephone number; depending on the device’s sophistication and capacity, a person wearing a beeper may receive a message of various length at a range of up to 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the person contacting them.

beeper

A portable paging device that allows a person to contact–'beep' or page its wearer by calling a specific telephone number; depending on the device's sophistication and capacity, a person contacting the person wearing the beeper may send a message of various length at a range of up to 100 kilometers–62 miles from the 'home base'

beeper

a mobile or static device which emits an auditory warning signal, usually one stimulated by a telemetered signal.
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When the bleeper went my mum was panicking and crying and it was Kayley who was reassuring her.
I thought there was something wrong with my bleeper because it went off, usually people wait a lot longer than I had been waiting," said Stephen.
She said: "I was put on the waiting list for a liver transplant in July and given a bleeper so the hospital could contact me if an organ became available.
His personal assistant has a bleeper on her computer calendar that warns of any upcoming little darling's anniversary.
Rugby league and cricket actually use the camera to make decisions and in tennis they have a bleeper that works intermittently - often when a pigeon flies over the court and leaves a deposit for some unsuspecting player to slip on.
CONTROVERSIAL American talk show host Jerry Springer is best known for his smash 'em shows were the guests often resort to blows and keep the bad language bleeper busy, but he returns to Blighty tonight to put some celebrities on the hot spot.
George, who lives with his wife in accommodation for the disabled in Craigentinny, Edinburgh, discovered he wasn't on the waiting list when he asked the hospital for a bleeper so they could contact him if necessary during a visit to his sick father in Elgin, Moray.
In play one the running gag is uncontrollable noise - a maverick smoke alarm, an oven timer and a car bleeper quickly bust up the bonhommie of a dinner party.
They might have a bleeper box, and collars with them, nets, whistles, and a 4x4 typevehicle.
They can subscribe to a system where they wear a bleeper around their necks which is linked to a telephone system.
It is only when a call comes from the police or the bleeper goes that we switch on the blue light and speed into action.