long horn

  1. a moist Cheddar of cylindrical shape, weighing about 12 pounds (5.4 kilograms).

Origin of long horn

First recorded in 1825–35

Words Nearby long horn

Other definitions for Longhorn (2 of 2)

[ lawng-hawrn, long- ]

  1. (lowercase) Texas longhorn.

  2. Slang. a Texan.

  1. (lowercase) long-horned beetle.

  2. one of a nearly extinct English breed of beef cattle having horns that are very long and curve forward dramatically.

Origin of Longhorn

First recorded in 1825–35; long1 + horn

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How to use long horn in a sentence

  • Oh, yes; the fancy guys would run up against a long horn every time they made a break.

    Sixes and Sevens | O. Henry
  • It has a long horn on its forehead, and lets it hang when alone, but erects it immediately on seeing an enemy.

    Mythical Monsters | Charles Gould

British Dictionary definitions for longhorn


/ (ˈlɒŋˌhɔːn) /

  1. Also called: Texas longhorn a long-horned breed of beef cattle, usually red or variegated, formerly common in SW US

  2. a now rare British breed of beef cattle with long curved horns

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