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horn British & World English

A hard permanent outgrowth, often curved and pointed, found in pairs on the heads of cattle, sheep, goats, giraffes, etc. and consisting of a core of bone encased in keratinized skin

horn English Thesaurus

corneous

Horn, Cape British & World English

The southernmost point of South America, on a Chilean island south of Tierra del Fuego. The region is notorious for its storms, and until the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 constituted the only sea route between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

horn in British & World English

Intrude or interfere

air horn British & World English

A powerful horn which produces sound by means of compressed air

post horn British & World English

A valveless horn used to signal the arrival or departure of a mounted courier or mail coach

Horn, Cape New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

southernmost point of South America

basset horn British & World English

An alto clarinet in F, typically with a bent mouthpiece and upturned bell

cream horn British & World English

A pastry shaped like a horn and filled with cream and jam

Dorset Horn British & World English

A sheep of a breed with a white face and horns on both the ewe and the ram

French horn British & World English

A brass instrument with a coiled tube, valves, and a wide bell, developed from the simple hunting horn in the 17th century. It is played with the right hand in the bell to soften the tone and increase the range of available harmonics

Golden Horn British & World English

A curved inlet of the Bosporus forming the harbour of Istanbul

horn-rimmed British & World English

(Of glasses) having rims made of horn or a similar substance

horn shell British & World English

A mollusc with a long tapering shell, occurring in brackish and marine waters

powder horn British & World English

The horn of an ox, cow, or similar animal used to hold gunpowder, with the wide end filled in and a nozzle at the pointed end

drinking horn British & World English

A drinking container carved from an animal’s horn

English horn British & World English

Another term for cor anglais.

hunting horn British & World English

A straight horn blown to give signals during hunting

on the horn British & World English

On the telephone

rhinoceros horn British & World English

A mass of keratinized fibres that comprises the horn of a rhinoceros, reputed in Eastern medicine to have medicinal or aphrodisiac powers

Horn of Africa British & World English

A peninsula of NE Africa, comprising Somalia and parts of Ethiopia. It lies between the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean

stag's-horn fungus British & World English

A small fungus of dead wood, which forms black velvety antler-shaped fruiting bodies with white tips, common in both Eurasia and North America

blow one's own horn British & World English

Talk boastfully about oneself or one’s achievements

horn in in horn British & World English

Intrude or interfere

dehorn British & World English

Remove the horns from (an animal)

foghorn British & World English

A device making a loud, deep sound as a warning to ships in fog

horndog British & World English

A man with strong sexual desires

tinhorn British & World English

A person who pretends to have money, influence, or ability

shoehorn British & World English

A curved instrument used for easing one’s heel into a shoe

bugle British & World English

A brass instrument like a small trumpet, typically without valves or keys and used for military signals

bugle-horn in bugle1 British & World English

A brass instrument like a small trumpet, typically without valves or keys and used for military signals

shorthorn British & World English

An animal of a breed of cattle with short horns

staghorn British & World English

The antler of a stag, used to make handles for knives and walking sticks

stag's horn in staghorn British & World English

The antler of a stag, used to make handles for knives and walking sticks

blow one's own horn in horn British & World English

Talk boastfully about oneself or one’s achievements

staghorn fern British & World English

A fern which has fronds that resemble antlers, occurring in tropical rainforests where it typically grows as an epiphyte

stag's-horn fern in staghorn fern British & World English

A fern which has fronds that resemble antlers, occurring in tropical rainforests where it typically grows as an epiphyte

blow or toot one's own horn in horn British & World English

Talk boastfully about oneself or one’s achievements


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