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foghorn

[ fog-hawrn, fawg- ]
/ ˈfɒgˌhɔrn, ˈfɔg- /
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noun

a deep, loud horn for sounding warning signals in foggy weather, as to ships.
a deep, loud voice.

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Origin of foghorn

First recorded in 1855–60; fog1 + horn
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British Dictionary definitions for foghorn

foghorn
/ (ˈfɒɡˌhɔːn) /

noun

a mechanical instrument sounded at intervals to serve as a warning to vessels in fog
informal a loud deep resounding voice
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