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

Examples of bullhorn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bush blared through the bullhorn as emergency responders cheered. Fortune, "Presidential crisis management: How Trump’s handling of coronavirus compares with other U.S. presidents," 23 Mar. 2020 The Valley man who taunted judges and lawyers from his truck with billboard signs and a bullhorn on 4th Ave? David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "Histories of Anchorage: Why isn’t there a J Street? And other reader questions," 23 Mar. 2020 And unlike Ann Arbor, where people waited in line for hours to be among the first to buy recreational cannabis on the first dale of sales on Dec. 1, the opening of First Quality Medz a week ago happened with more of a whisper than a bullhorn. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "River Rouge embraces legal weed, opens first tri-county recreational shop," 24 Jan. 2020 People recounted the use of a bullhorn in close proximity by pro-Trump supporters and the shouting of obscenities at participants of a women’s march. USA TODAY, "Rock slides wreak havoc, close encounters with great white shark, gray whale: News from around our 50 states," 14 Feb. 2020 Police officers with bullhorns reinforced the message. Patrick Mcgeehan, New York Times, "Truck Plummets and Crashes, Closing Port Authority Bus Terminal," 3 July 2019 Stefanski, when he was injured and redshirting one season, took on the job of driving Coach Lake around campus in a cart shaped like a Penn football helmet on Fridays while Coach Lake yelled through his bullhorn to urge students to come to the game. Dan Labbe, cleveland, "Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski always stood out during his days in Philadelphia, even when he wasn’t trying to stand out," 29 Jan. 2020 How does this device, which looks like a combination vape and bullhorn, help an investigator find the source of a smell? Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "The Nasal Ranger: A Hobbyist Weed Farm's Worst Enemy," 15 Jan. 2020 All of this happened against a backdrop of frothing rage with the oligarchs for hogging all of the country’s wealth, as Putin turned the TV networks into his bullhorn. Kyle Smith, National Review, "The Sickening Power of Putin," 15 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of bullhorn

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 Mar 2020

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“Bullhorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullhorn. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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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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