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foghorn Explained

foghorn at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C]
1 a loud horn on a ship, used in fog to warn other ships of its position:
2 a voice like a foghorn: informal a very loud unpleasant voice//

foghorn at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

111 Moby Thesaurus words for "foghorn":
Klaxon, Mayday, Roman candle, SOS, aid to navigation,
air-raid alarm, alarm, alarm bell, alarm clock, alarm signal,
alarum, alert, all clear, amber light, balefire, beacon,
beacon fire, bell, bell buoy, blinker, blinking light, blue peter,
buoy, burglar alarm, buzzer, caution light, crostarie, fiery cross,
fire alarm, fire bell, fire flag, five-minute gun, flare,
flashing light, fog bell, fog signal, fog whistle, gale warning,
glance, go light, gong buoy, green light, heliograph, high sign,
hooter, horn, hue and cry, hurricane warning,
international alphabet flag, international numeral pennant, kick,
leer, lighthouse, marker beacon, nod, note of alarm, nudge,
occulting light, parachute flare, pilot flag, poke, police whistle,
quarantine flag, radio beacon, red flag, red light, rocket,
sailing aid, semaphore, semaphore flag, semaphore telegraph, sign,
signal, signal beacon, signal bell, signal fire, signal flag,
signal gong, signal gun, signal lamp, signal light, signal mast,
signal of distress, signal post, signal rocket, signal shot,
signal siren, signal tower, siren, small-craft warning, spar buoy,
still alarm, stop light, storm cone, storm flag, storm warning,
the nod, the wink, tocsin, touch, traffic light, traffic signal,
two-minute gun, upside-down flag, watch fire, whistle, white flag,
wigwag, wigwag flag, wink, yellow flag

foghorn at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Warning): warning, caution, caveat, notice, information, premonition, prediction, contraindication, lesson, admonition, alarm, handwriting on the wall, foghorn, siren, monitor, warning voice, omen, beacon.

foghorn at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

an instrument that makes a loud noise to warn ships of danger in FOG:
He's got a voice like a foghorn (= a loud unpleasant voice).

foghorn at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a loud low warning signal that can be heard by fog-bound
ships [syn: {fogsignal}]
2: a warning device consisting of a horn that generates a loud
low tone

foghorn at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » fog-horn


Inter: wikipedi » a


* Inter: audio » En-us-foghorn.ogg|Audio (US)


Inter: en-nou » n
  • A very loud low-pitched horn, used especially in lighthouses and on large boats.

    Derived terms

    * Foghorn Leghorn


    Inter: trans-top » horn
    • French: Inter: t- » fr|corne de brume|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Nebelhorn|n

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|ködkürt
  • Occitan: Inter: t- » oc|còrna de bruma|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
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    Translation: de » foghorn
    Translation: et » foghorn
    Translation: hu » foghorn
    Translation: my » foghorn
    Translation: oc » foghorn
    Translation: pl » foghorn
    Translation: ru » foghorn
    Translation: fi » foghorn
    Translation: ta » foghorn
    Translation: zh » foghorn