bullhorn

noun
bull·​horn | \ ˈbu̇l-ˌhȯrn How to pronounce bullhorn (audio) also ˈbəl- \

Definition of bullhorn

1 : a loudspeaker on a naval ship
2 : a handheld combined microphone and loudspeaker

Examples of bullhorn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There, Griffin used a bullhorn to lead the group in prayer, the document states. NBC News, "Cowboys for Trump founder arrested after allegedly leading Capitol rioters in prayer," 18 Jan. 2021 Bakk aims to turn his newfound independent status into a rural Minnesota bullhorn. Star Tribune, "The sorry state of 'One Minnesota' needs attention from Walz," 12 Dec. 2020 Several officials work the game, high-school band members perform near a fire pit, radio man Kenny Roda calls the action by bullhorn. cleveland, "Reporter Marc Bona has made a tradition out of covering a Thanksgiving tradition: Letter from the Editor," 28 Nov. 2020 Mark told the convention, as a photo of a Black woman with a bullhorn lingered on-screen. Washington Post, "The gun-toting McCloskeys said they feared death. They survived to fight the culture wars.," 25 Aug. 2020 Then, armed with a bullhorn, Lee called out for the mob to rush in, until his voice echoed from the dome of the Rotunda. David D. Kirkpatrick, Star Tribune, "Before the Capitol riot, calls for cash and talk of revolution," 16 Jan. 2021 Then, armed with a bullhorn, Mr. Lee called out for the mob to rush in, until his voice echoed from the dome of the Rotunda. New York Times, "Before the Capitol Riot, Calls for Cash and Talk of Revolution," 16 Jan. 2021 Roaming the hallways with a bullhorn and a baseball bat, Clark's unorthodox methods won him both admirers and critics nationwide. CBS News, "Joe Clark, no-nonsense principal who inspired film "Lean on Me," has died," 30 Dec. 2020 Roaming the hallways with a bullhorn and a baseball bat, Clark’s unorthodox methods won him both admirers and critics nationwide. NBC News, "N.J. principal Joe Clark who inspired film 'Lean on Me' dies at 82," 30 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of bullhorn

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Feb 2021

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“Bullhorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullhorn. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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bullhorn

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bullhorn

US : an electrical device that is used for making your voice much louder so that you can be heard over a large distance

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