Definition of foghorn noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfɒɡhɔːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːɡhɔːrn//
, NAmE//ˈfɑːɡhɔːrn//
Parts of boats and ships
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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). See related entries: Parts of boats and ships
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: foghorn