typhon

[ tahy-fon ]
/ ˈtaɪ fɒn /

noun Nautical.

a signal horn operated by compressed air or steam.

Origin of typhon

apparently after Typhon, mythical monster associated with tempests
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Typhon
/ (ˈtaɪfɒn) /

noun

Greek myth a monster and one of the whirlwinds: later confused with his father Typhoeus
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