the horn


US slang
: the telephone
When he heard there was trouble, he got on the horn to the police.

Examples of the horn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Mavs star missed his free throw, Horford grabbed the rebound and Pritchard detonated a 43-footer as the horn sounded to put Boston up 67-46. Zack Cox, Orlando Sentinel, 18 June 2024 Around the horn • The Orioles are altering their rotation for their upcoming series against the Los Angeles Angels. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 21 Apr. 2024 There’s the horn and the turn signal and not much else. Thomas Lake, CNN, 10 June 2024 Get ready to hear the horn of Helm Hammerhand sound in the deep! A.a. Dowd, Vulture, 20 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for the horn 

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“The horn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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