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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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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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1. a deep, loud horn for sounding warning signals to ships in foggy weather.
2. a deep, loud voice.
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|Noun||1.||foghorn - a loud low warning signal that can be heard by fogbound ships|
|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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