What does the word megaphone mean?

Usage examples for megaphone

  1. " Now, boys," he continued, calling out to the crowd with a voice like a megaphone, " this afternoon at three- thirty - Hospital scene. – Further Foolishness by Stephen Leacock
  2. Almost the first thing which distracts my attention is a pestered- looking man with a pair of these here high leather leggings on, like he was fixing to go horse- back riding but in his frenzy has mislaid the horse; which he is full of authority and dashing to and fro with a big megaphone in one hand and in the other a bunch of wadded- up paper with writing on it. – J. Poindexter, Colored by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  3. And above all the din could be heard the voice of Mr. Dickle, the stage manager, roaring directions through his megaphone. – The Boy Scout Fire Fighters by Irving Crump