the horn

Definition of the horn

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

Word by Word Definitions

horn play
  1. : one of the usually paired bony processes that arise from the head of many ungulates and that are found in some extinct mammals and reptiles: such as

  2. : one of the permanent paired hollow sheaths of keratin usually present in both sexes of cattle and their relatives that function chiefly for defense and arise from a bony core anchored to the skull — see cow illustration

  3. : antler


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