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horn
  • noun
    A hard permanent outgrowth, often curved and pointed, found in pairs on the heads of cattle, sheep, goats, giraffes, etc. and consisting of a core of bone encased in keratinized skin.
    The substance of which horns are composed. (powdered rhino horn)
    A horn-shaped projection.
    A wind instrument, conical in shape or wound into a spiral, originally made from an animal horn (now typically brass) and played by lip vibration.
    An instrument sounding a warning or other signal. (a car horn)
    verb
    (of an animal) butt or gore with the horns.

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