foghorn

noun fog·horn \ ˈfȯg-ˌhȯrn , ˈfäg- \

Definition of foghorn

1 : a horn (as on a ship) sounded in a fog to give warning
2 : a loud hoarse voice

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First Known Use of foghorn

1819


FOGHORN Defined for English Language Learners

foghorn

noun

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

noun fog·horn \ ˈfȯg-ˌhȯrn , ˈfäg- \

Definition of foghorn for Students

: a loud horn sounded in foggy weather to give warning


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