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 (hôngk, hŏngk)
1. The raucous, resonant sound characteristic of a wild goose.
a. A sound similar to a goose's honk: blew a loud honk on the bass saxophone.
b. The blaring sound of the horn on a motor vehicle.
v. honked, honk·ing, honks
To emit a honk.
To cause (a horn) to produce a honk.


honk′er n.


1. a person or thing that honks
2. (Animals) Canadian an informal name for the Canada goose
3. slang a nose, esp a large nose
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.honker - a driver who causes his car's horn to make a loud honking sound; "the honker was fined for disturbing the peace"
driver - the operator of a motor vehicle
2.honker - informal terms for the nosehonker - informal terms for the nose    
nose, olfactory organ - the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals; "he has a cold in the nose"
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
3.honker - common greyish-brown wild goose of North America with a loud, trumpeting callhonker - common greyish-brown wild goose of North America with a loud, trumpeting call
goose - web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
Branta, genus Branta - wild geese
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Nearby Lake Elisabeth hosted honkers, but I'd never seen any on Pete's small ponds, so this was unprecedented .
An old salt we hunt honkers with swears by a few dozen wooden mega-goose floaters his father's father must've carved.
The other day, a gorgeous fall day, a flock of Canadian honkers flew south overhead.
Sit back and enjoy the ride as she starts at the peak of Honkers, goes underground to Shenzhen, then on the bullet train via Beijing to the Mongolian desert.
Frustrated at the lack of action, councillors hope the new bill - which has been passed on to Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Minister Dr Juma Al Ka'abi for referral to the Cabinet - will give the police and municipal inspectors new powers to deal with thoughtless honkers.
It was/is a bolt action shotgun with a two-round magazine and the capability of reaching high flying honkers despite the fact of being cylinder bore.
We went Midwest with a bottle of Chicago's Goose Island Honkers and a large glass of not-very-American Crianza rioja while we munched on a bowl of complementary pretzels.
The Honky-Tonk Honkers are 'all going bonkers', and 'Their jazz has pizzazz you can never feel blue to/ These guys are the geese you can never say boo too
It was great listening to Catboy and Geordiebird read out the 7DAYS letter about horn honkers who would make great game-show contestants.
But those big honkers cost almost $5,000 more, and they'll cost you more every time you visit the pump.
locations were also able to wash it all down with Harpoon IPA, Magic Hat #9, New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale, Goose Island Honkers Ale, Abita Amber, Alaskan IPA, Boulevard
founded in 1988, has become a popular name in Chicago and other parts of the Midwest with such labels as Honkers Ale, 312 Urban Wheat Ale and Matilda.