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hunting horn

noun, Music.
the earliest form of the modern horn, consisting of a conical tube coiled in a circle for carrying over the shoulder, and having a flaring bell and a trumpetlike mouthpiece.
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First recorded in 1685-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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hunting horn

a long straight metal tube with a flared end and a cylindrical bore, used in giving signals in hunting See horn (sense 9)
an obsolete brass instrument from which the modern French horn was developed
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