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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

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