honker

noun
honk·​er | \ ˈhäŋ-kər How to pronounce honker (audio) , ˈhȯŋ- \

Definition of honker

1 : one that honks
2 slang : a very large nose

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Examples of honker in a Sentence

with a honker like that, you must need a hankie the size of a bedsheet
Recent Examples on the Web Keep the honkers away from the ducks and bar-bellies. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "How to Hunt Late-Season Mallards In Fields vs. Water," 6 Jan. 2020 Combined with good scouting and a spread that looks a little different, these two calls will pull even the wariest big honkers. Jace Bauserman, Field & Stream, "Three Keys to Fooling Late-Season Canada Geese," 2 Jan. 2020 Volkert said honkers find spots with good food supplies and access to water, their primary means of escape from predators. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Canada geese grouping up before molt migration," 9 June 2018 As new ones grow in, the honkers are unable to fly. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Canada geese grouping up before molt migration," 9 June 2018 Public awareness campaigns and fines of around $4.80 for honkers brought drivers into line. Vidhi Doshi, Washington Post, "A Himalayan city once deafened by car horns has now gone blissfully quiet," 20 Dec. 2017 Our shotguns rang out and the first two honkers of 2017 were in hand. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Honkers aplenty for start of Canada goose season," 2 Sep. 2017 Last year hunters registered 16,880 honkers in the early September season, up from 15,749 in 2015. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Honkers aplenty for start of Canada goose season," 2 Sep. 2017 Hardy to zone 7, these honkers thrive in constantly moist soil and full sun. Ciscoe Morris, The Seattle Times, "Ciscoe Morris: Go bananas with these big, bold, tropical plants," 9 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of honker

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Honker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honker. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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