or bull horn

[boo l-hawrn]


a directional, high-powered, electrical loudspeaker or megaphone.

Origin of bullhorn

First recorded in 1950–55; bull1 + horn
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Related Words for bullhorn

megaphone, bullhorn, amplifier

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Historical Examples of bullhorn

  • From the range control tower in the middle of the firing line, the bullhorn speakers blared.


    Rick Raphael

  • After a short time the bullhorn shook the area with the news that the count had resumed.

British Dictionary definitions for bullhorn



US and Canadian a portable loudspeaker having a built-in amplifier and microphoneAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): loud-hailer
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