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howler

any large New World monkey of the genus Alouatta, inhabiting tropical forests in South America and having a loud howling cry
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howler

[′hau̇l·ər]
(communications)
In telephone practice, an associated unit by which the test desk operator may connect a high tone of varying loudness to a subscriber's line to call the subscriber's attention to the fact that the phone receiver is off the hook.
(electronics)
An audio device used to warn a radar operator that signals are appearing on a radar screen.
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