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English noun: foghorn

1. foghorn (communication) a loud low warning signal that can be heard by fogbound ships


Broader (hypernym)alarm, alarum, alert, warning signal

2. foghorn (artifact) a warning device consisting of a horn that generates a loud low tone

Broader (hypernym)horn, signaling device

Narrower (hyponym)diaphone

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