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Definition of the noun air horn
What does air horn mean as a name of something?
- a pneumatic horn
- air intake of a carburetor
Air horn: An air horn is a pneumatic device designed to create an extremely loud noise for signalling purposes. It usually consists of a source which produces compressed air, which passes into a horn through a reed or diaphragm. The stream of air causes the reed or diaphragm to vibrate, creating sound waves, and the horn amplifies the sound so it is louder. Air horns are widely employed as vehicle horns, installed on large semi-trailer trucks, fire trucks, trains, and some ambulances as a warning device, and on ships as a signalling device.
- also known as 空氣喇叭
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The Elementary Principles, Construction, Operation and Repair of Automobiles, Gasoline Engines and Automobile Electric Systems; Including Trucks, Tractors, Motorcoaches, Automotive Diesel Engines, Aircraft Engines and Motorcyles by Andrew Lee Dyke
AIR HORN WITH VALVE STRAINER -- ––AIR ENTRANcE - PRIMARY NOZZLE F-> NEEDLE VALVE (Complete, f * AIR VALVE SPRING ADJUSTING NUT - | GASOLINE LINE *—DRAIN cock Stromberg Type K and KO carburetor (below).
by Don Goodsell
air horn (1) Audible warning device in which sound is produced by a blast of air through a reed or resonator. (2) Engine induction tract leading from air filter or cleaner to a carburetor ...
by albert l. clough
hot air horn. Hot Air Intake — The pipe which conveys heated air to a carburetor, usually delivering it at the initial air inlet but sometimes to the auxiliary air inlet as well. The pipe is often provided with a shutter so arranged as to admit to it ...
Automobile Dictionary (2010)
by Albert Clough
Hot air collector, hot air horn. Hot Air Intake — The pipe which conveys heated air to a carburetor, usually delivering it at the initial air inlet but sometimes to the auxiliary air inlet as well. The pipe is often pro- * vided with a shutter so arranged ...
Encyclopedia of Percussion (2013)
by John H. Beck
Ooga horn air horn activated by depressing a plunger; used on many automobiles in the 1930s. See also klaxon horn.
Protect Your Livestock, Poultry, and Pets; Identify the Tracks and Signs of More Than 30 Predators; Learn about Each Predator's Traits and Behaviors by Janet Vorwald Dohner
Carry a safety whistle, air horn, and other noisemakers. Some experts believe bears associate bear bells with food. • Carry bear spray and a fixed-blade knife. • Travel in daylight; midday is best. Bears do use trails at night and may during the ...
by Ariane Archambault
air horn Device comprising two horns activated by ...
Oxford Dictionary of English (2010)
by Angus Stevenson
air horn 7noun a powerful horn which produces sound by means of compressed air. air hostess 7noun Brit. a stewardess in a passenger ...
Heinemann English Dictionary (2001)
by Martin Manser
[French air horn + anglais English] corbel noun Arehitecture a projection from a wall, especially one to support a beam. cord noun 1 a strong thick string made by weaving or twisting several strands together. 215 co-respondent 2 a ribbed fabric ...
by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press
air horn Mechanical Engineering, the air inlet of a ...
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