a deep, loud horn for sounding warning signals in foggy weather, as to ships.
a deep, loud voice.
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How to use foghorn in a sentence
“They killed foghorn Leghorn, right in front of his teammates,” says one historian.
Dreyfuss enthusiastically deploys the foghorn Leghorn manner of the mid-19th century pre-microphone politician.
You know at Yale they called him 'foghorn' Harwood, and they put him in front to lead the cheering at all the big games.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
The musician, smiling and tousled, was at my bedside, raising a foghorn to his lips with deadly intention.The Riddle of the Sands | Erskine Childers
I hoped to do so without help, by using the edge of the sand; but if he heard a long whistle he was to blow the foghorn.The Riddle of the Sands | Erskine Childers
British Dictionary definitions for foghorn
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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