from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that greets, acclaims, or catches someone's attention.
- n. A bullhorn.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who or a device which calls, summons loudly, or hails.
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Now I think it would take a heart of stone not to laugh at Gordon Brown ` s belated conversion to the union which we can see from the direction of the BBC ` s loud hailer is actually only designed to dissipate English nationalism.
It can stand sentry at a checkpoint, and warn people away with a police-style hailer, a non-blinding laser, tear gas or smoke grenades.
It had taken more than two hours of loud hailer persuasion, but the door was easing open.
Seems to me that wandering around empty streets shouting through a loud-hailer might be an offence in itself. on May 13, 2009 at 12: 23 pm TheCogitator
My boat is faster than most things bigger and bigger than most things faster, so I operate it very defensively and have a loud horn, a loud hailer, a good radio, and a very fast finger.
The crew was gathered on deck as Captain watched our position from the helm, counting down our approach to the Dateline over the hailer.
A police helicopter hovered overhead and barked instructions over a loud-hailer.
Or it could be a back-story channel, as opposed to a corporate loud-hailer.
I remember following her to a council estate as she canvassed with a loud hailer.
Associated Press In this May 19, 1989 photo, Communist Party General Secretary Zhao Ziyang, center with loud hailer, speaks with fasting university students in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, the last time he was seen in public.
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