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typhon

[tahy-fon] /ˈtaɪ fɒn/
noun, Nautical
1.
a signal horn operated by compressed air or steam.
Origin
apparently after Typhon, mythical monster associated with tempests
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Typhon

/ˈtaɪfɒn/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a monster and one of the whirlwinds: later confused with his father Typhoeus
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