hunting horn

noun Music.
the earliest form of the modern horn, consisting of a conical tube coiled in a circle for carrying over the shoulder, and having a flaring bell and a trumpetlike mouthpiece.

Origin:
1685–95

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hunting horn
 
n
1.  See horn a long straight metal tube with a flared end and a cylindrical bore, used in giving signals in hunting
2.  an obsolete brass instrument from which the modern French horn was developed

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Another important find was a hunting horn emblem from the headgear of a soldier.
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