from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nautical A horn for sounding warning signals in fog or darkness, used especially on ships, buoys, and coastal installations.
- n. A booming, insistent voice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A very loud low-pitched horn, used especially in lighthouses and on large boats.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A horn that emits a loud low-pitched sound, used on ships navigating in a fog, to warn other ships of their presence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A horn used on board a vessel to sound a warning signal to other vessels in foggy weather.
- n. A sounding instrument for warning vessels off shore during a fog.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a warning device consisting of a horn that generates a loud low tone
- n. a loud low warning signal that can be heard by fogbound ships
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