What is foghorn?

  • (noun): A loud low warning signal that can be heard by fog-bound ships.
    Synonyms: fogsignal
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A foghorn or fog signal or fog bell is a device that uses sound to warn vehicles of hazards or boats of the presence of other vehicles in foggy conditions. The term is most often used in relation to marine transport. When visual navigation aids such as lighthouses are obscured, foghorns provide an audible warning of rocks, shoals, headlands, or other dangers to shipping.

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Little Boy Boo - Censorship
... of this cartoon, the part where Egghead hits Foghorn Leghorn with a baseball bat after Foghorn asks him what a baseball bat is used for is cut ... On the CBS version of this cartoon, the part where Foghorn Leghorn shakes up the contents in Egghead's test tube (and the explosion that follows) was cut (yet the end where Foghorn ...
Start Point Lighthouse - Foghorn
... The light alone was found to be inadequate in fog, and a bell was installed in the 1860s ... The machinery was housed in a small building on the cliff face and operated by a weight which fell in a tube running down the sheer cliff ...
Little Boy Boo
... a "Looney Tunes" cartoon animated short starring Foghorn Leghorn, Miss Prissy and Egghead, Jr ... The cartoon was one of several in the Foghorn Leghorn series utilizing the theme of Foghorn attempting to woo the widowed Miss Prissy by babysitting her son (Egghead, Jr.) ...
Crowing Pains - Plot
... is about to cut the leash with an axe, but Foghorn grabs the blade and Sylvester whacks too hard and vibrates as he goes by the fire wood, and the branch ... Foghorn lectures Sylvester to "Bury the hatchet-I say bury the hatchet, but not in anyone's head, boy!" when Sylvester is trying to speak, Sylvester ... Henery says to the audience "I'm not sure, but this might be a chicken." and drags him as Foghorn asks "What's the gag-I say what's the gag son? GAG that is! Where are we ...

More definitions of "foghorn":

  • (noun): A warning device consisting of a horn that generates a loud low tone.