1chiefly British A siren or steam whistle, especially one used as a signal for work to begin or finish.
- I can remember when steam called the worker to his work; every factory had a steam whistle or hooter, all different notes, and they could be heard, and responded to, all over town.
- His entrance to the ring on Thursday was met by a deafening noise of applause, whistle-blowing, chanting and hooters going off.
- With countless bends along the Thames, whistles and hooters would sound incessantly day and night as the ships passed.
1.1The horn of a motor vehicle.
- One said he was unable to work because of the noise coming from the horns and hooters of the passing lorries and cars!
- Other essential parts that are sometimes out of order, are headlights, indicators, hooters and interior overhead lamps.
- Shopping in Hanoi is a harassing and stressful business with all the people, bikes and hooters, pollution and dirt.
2 informal A person’s nose.
- That's not to say that I won't put a couple of quid in for red nose day, but I'll pass on the hooter for the front grill if you don't mind.
- Visitors and returners were dealt with but again no use was made of the Angeles visitor whose hooter was a serious threat to our own Bigger Nose Bastard.
- I don't mean really massive hooters so that from the side the girl looks like an axe, or anything, but, you know, a proper nose.
Words that rhyme with hooteraccoutre (US accouter), commuter, computer, disputer, looter, neuter, pewter, polluter, recruiter, refuter, rooter, saluter, scooter, shooter, souter, suitor, tooter, transmuter, tutor, uprooter
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