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

Definition of bullhorn

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

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Two days before the typhoon hit, officials rolled through this city with bullhorns, urging residents to get to higher ground or take refuge in evacuation centers. Todd Pitman, Fox News, "AP WAS THERE: 2013 typhoon kills thousands in Philippines," 15 Sep. 2018 But an intensely partisan political climate, sparked from the embers of the 2016 presidential campaign, has charged the tenor of what were once harmless interactions between bullhorn-wielding preachers and students. Dan Spinelli, Philly.com, "He was a competitive snowboarder accused of defrauding investors. Now this Christian preacher has area colleges on edge," 11 May 2018 Two women and a man showed up with a bullhorn, holding signs with harsh anti-gay messages. Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post, "The story must be told.," 26 June 2018 Khalif yelled through the bullhorn inside the store. Patricia Madej, Philly.com, "Inquirer photographer describes image behind viral Starbucks meme," 17 Apr. 2018 On the law-and-order front, bullhorns, banners, drones, and spray paint have all been banned around the resort island where President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to hold their historic summit meeting Tuesday. Richard C. Paddock, BostonGlobe.com, "Tightly guarded, Singapore battens down for Korea talks," 8 June 2018 More than two dozen sat in a circle for their Monday morning meeting, passing a bullhorn clockwise and discussing ways of securing food, water, and first aid, as well as plans for de-escalation, self-defense, and first aid training. Philly.com, "ICE protestors outside City Hall battle heat, loss of electricity," 9 July 2018 On the law and order front, bullhorns, banners, drones and spray paint have all been banned around the resort island where President Trump and Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, are expected to hold their historic summit meeting on Tuesday. Richard C. Paddock, New York Times, "Tightly Guarded, Singapore Battens Down for a Summit Meeting," 8 June 2018 The Shorewood march took on a somber tone — there were no chants or slogans shouted over a bullhorn — as demonstrators sought to convey the seriousness of their concerns. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Immigrant-rights marchers rally in Wisconsin and the nation," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of bullhorn

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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