foghorn

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noun fog·horn \ˈfȯg-ˌhȯrn, ˈfäg-\

Definition of foghorn

  1. 1 :  a horn (as on a ship) sounded in a fog to give warning

  2. 2 :  a loud hoarse voice

1848

First Known Use of foghorn

1848


FOGHORN Defined for English Language Learners

foghorn

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noun fog·horn \ˈfȯg-ˌhȯrn, ˈfäg-\

Definition of foghorn for English Language Learners

  • : a horn on a boat, ship, etc., that makes a loud, deep sound and is used in foggy weather to warn nearby ships


FOGHORN Defined for Kids

foghorn

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noun fog·horn \ˈfȯg-ˌhȯrn, ˈfäg-\

Definition of foghorn for Students

  1. :  a loud horn sounded in foggy weather to give warning


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