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[boo l-hawrn] /ˈbʊlˌhɔrn/
a directional, high-powered, electrical loudspeaker or megaphone.
Also, bull horn.
1950-55; bull1 + horn Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for bullhorn
  • When you pull out a bullhorn, even if people don't change their politics, they cannot help but listen.
  • He had a bullhorn but for some reason he wasn't using it.
  • In one of the videos, an official uses a bullhorn to warn the crowd.
  • The device can be equipped with either a headset or an adjustable gooseneck microphone and has a bullhorn jack.
  • He is speaking into a microphone attached to a bullhorn.
  • The bullhorn should also be used to direct the occupants when evacuating the building.
  • It could be by yelling out through a bullhorn or even making a telephone call to the people inside.
  • He floats up above the protesters, and produces a bullhorn.
  • That's why the principal uses her red plastic bullhorn.
  • He stood up on a pile of rubble with a bullhorn in his hand.
British Dictionary definitions for bullhorn


(US & Canadian) a portable loudspeaker having a built-in amplifier and microphone Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) loud-hailer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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