hunting horn
noun Date: 1598 a signal horn used in the chase; specifically a coiled circular horn with a flared bell and a cup-shaped mouthpiece

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Hunting horn — Hunting Hunt ing, n. The pursuit of game or of wild animals. A. Smith. [1913 Webster] {Happy hunting grounds}, the region to which, according to the belief of American Indians, the souls of warriors and hunters pass after death, to be happy in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hunting horn — n. a signaling horn used during a hunt …   English World dictionary

  • hunting horn — horn blown in the hunt …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hunting horn — /ˈhʌntɪŋ hɔn/ (say hunting hawn) noun 1. a cylindrical instrument, about 20 cm long, used in fox hunting to give signals. 2. an early form of orchestral horn, consisting of a conical tube coiled in a circle, used in hunting in some countries for… …   Australian English dictionary

  • hunting-horn — huntˈing horn noun A horn used in hunting, a bugle • • • Main Entry: ↑hunt …   Useful english dictionary

  • hunting horn — noun a straight horn blown to give signals during hunting …   English new terms dictionary

  • hunting horn — hunt′ing horn n. mad the earliest form of the modern horn, consisting of a conical tube coiled in a circle and having a flaring bell …   From formal English to slang

  • hunting horn — noun : a signal horn used in the chase; specifically : a long conical tube coiled in a large circle and having a large flaring end and a trumpet mouthpiece compare french horn …   Useful english dictionary

  • hunting horn — 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. [1685 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • hunting horn — noun A bugle, normally having three spirals, on which signals are blown during a hunt …   Wiktionary

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