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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A horn-shaped device formerly used to direct sound into the ear of a hearing-impaired person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A conical shape designed to channel sound to the apex, which was placed in the ear, to serve as a hearing aid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an instrument to aid in hearing. It consists of a tube broad at the outer end, and narrowing to a slender extremity which enters the ear, thus collecting and intensifying sounds so as to assist the hearing of a partially deaf person.
  • n. See under Ear.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An apparatus for collecting sound-waves and conveying them to the ear, used chiefly by the deaf.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a conical acoustic device formerly used to direct sound to the ear of a hearing-impaired person

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