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horn Tweet Definition of horn Like Definition of horn on Facebook
noun (horns, -)
  1. (countable) A hard growth of keratin that protrudes from the top of the head of certain animals.
  2. (uncountable) The hard substance from which animals' horns are made, sometimes used by man as a material for making various objects.
an umbrella with a handle made of
  1. (countable) Any of several musical wind instruments.
  2. (countable) An instrument resembling a musical horn and used to signal others.
hunting
  1. (countable) A loud alarm, especially one on a motor vehicle.
  2. (countable) A conical device used to direct waves.
antenna
loudspeaker
  1. (context, informal, countable) Generally, any brass wind instrument.
  2. (context, slang, countable, from the horn-shaped earpieces of old communication systems that used air tubes) A telephone.
  3. (context, uncountable, coarse, slang, definite article) An erection of the penis.
  4. (context, countable, coarse, slang, definite article) A peninsula or crescent-shaped tract of land. "to navigate around the horn."
     
horologe Tweet Definition of horologe Like Definition of horologe on Facebook
noun 
  1. (obsolete): A clock or watch.
     
horologist Tweet Definition of horologist Like Definition of horologist on Facebook
noun ((plural): horologists)
  1. A person; someone who makes or repairs watches or clocks.
     
Horologium Tweet Definition of Horologium Like Definition of Horologium on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (constellation) A constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a pendulum clock. It lies between the constellations Fornax and Dorado.
     
horology Tweet Definition of horology Like Definition of horology on Facebook
noun 
  1. The art, science and technology of timekeeping and timekeepers, such as clocks, watches and sundials.
     
hour Tweet Definition of hour Like Definition of hour on Facebook
noun 
  1. A time period of sixty minutes; one twenty-fourth of a day.
I spent an at lunch.
  1. (poetic) The time.
The grows late and I must go home.
     
hourglass Tweet Definition of hourglass Like Definition of hourglass on Facebook
noun 
  1. glass, Glass construction with two halves separated/connected with a narrow passage. There is sand in it which flows from one side to the other, obstructed by the narrow passage. The time to pass through is always the same, so it can serve to "measure" time or at least make sure that a duration is twice the same.
     
hour hand Tweet Definition of hour hand Like Definition of hour hand on Facebook
noun 
  1. The hand of a clock or watch face that revolves twice each day and indicates the hours.
     
HST Tweet Definition of HST Like Definition of HST on Facebook
initialism 
  1. Hawaiian Standard Time
     
HT Tweet Definition of HT Like Definition of HT on Facebook
initialism 
  1. (computing) hyper-threading
     
Hunter Tweet Definition of Hunter Like Definition of Hunter on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An occupational surname for a hunter.
  2. (given name, male) derived from the surname.
     

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