Meaning of “foghorn” in the English Dictionary

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"foghorn" in British English

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foghornnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɒɡ.hɔːn/ us /ˈfɑːɡ.hɔːrn/

a horn that makes a very loud sound to warn ships that they are close to land or other ships:

He has a voice like a foghorn (= an unpleasantly loud voice).

(Definition of “foghorn” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"foghorn" in American English

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foghornnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɔɡˌhɔrn, ˈfɑɡ-/

a loud horn that a ship uses in a fog to warn other ships of its position

(Definition of “foghorn” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)