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fog·horn

 (fôg′hôrn′, fŏg′-)
n.
1. Nautical A horn for sounding warning signals in fog or darkness, used especially on ships, buoys, and coastal installations.
2. A booming, insistent voice.
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foghorn

(ˈfɒɡˌhɔːn)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a mechanical instrument sounded at intervals to serve as a warning to vessels in fog
2. informal a loud deep resounding voice
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fog•horn

(ˈfɒgˌhɔrn, ˈfɔg-)

n.
1. a deep, loud horn for sounding warning signals to ships in foggy weather.
2. a deep, loud voice.
[1855–60]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foghorn - a loud low warning signal that can be heard by fogbound ships
alarum, warning signal, alarm, alert - an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
2.foghorn - a warning device consisting of a horn that generates a loud low tone
diaphone - a foghorn that makes a signal consisting of two tones
horn - an alarm device that makes a loud warning sound
signaling device - a device used to send signals
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Translations

foghorn

[ˈfɒghɔːn] Nsirena f de niebla
to have a voice like a foghorntener un vozarrón
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

foghorn

fog horn [ˈfɒghɔːrn] ncorne f de brumefog lamp fog light (US) nfeu m de brouillard
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

foghorn

[ˈfɒgˌhɔːn] ncorno da nebbia
a voice like a foghorn → una voce tonante
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Back then, the Baily Lighthouse on its craggy dinosaur promontory had a fog horn whose mournful blare could be heard warning shore-blind boats of the rocks around the peninsula on which vessels had floundered.
From "up along," I hear the sound of a fog horn. Today's forecast includes a few showers.
It will be used by Cardiff council, RSPB Cymru and the Flat Holm Society to renovate the Grade II-listed fog horn station, stabilise the Grade IIlisted cholera hospital and laundry buildings and repair the Victorian water catchment system on the island.
The tower still serves as a beacon of safety for sailors caught in tidal rips, and a functional fog horn proves to be an essential instrument in these parts.
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I didn't have a torch and the fog horn wasn't working either," he added.
Over time its thunderstorms lost their punch, the crashing waves lost their rhythm, and the fog horn went from deep bass to soprano.
Loud noises such as banging two metal pots together, an alarm whistle or fog horn sometimes startle the dogs so they can be separated.
The horn in this building sounds like a sick frog or a sick fog horn. For goodness, get something better.
Aboard the Adix compressed air is used to power air tools, open and close some of the through hull valves, power the fog horn and even operate the dumb waiter.