Definitions for: Tocsin

[n] a bell used to sound an alarm
[n] the sound of an alarm (usually a bell)

Webster (1913) Definition: Toc"sin, n. [F., fr. OF. toquier to touch, F. toquer
(originally, a dialectic form of F. toucher) + seint (for
sein) a bell, LL. signum, fr. L. signum a sign, signal. See
Touch, and Sign.]
An alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of

The loud tocsin tolled their last alarm. --Campbell.

Synonyms: alarm bell, warning bell

See Also: alarm, alarum, alert, bell, warning signal

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