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foghorn

a mechanical instrument sounded at intervals to serve as a warning to vessels in fog
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Foghorn

 

an electroacoustic device of the diaphragm type installed in lighthouses and shore beacons; used to produce a shrill, high-pitched signal that can be heard on board a ship during periods of fog or reduced visibility. The signal of a foghorn is audible at distances up to 15 nautical miles.

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foghorn

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A horn used as a fog signal.
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