ear plug

earplug

[eer-pluhg]
noun
a plug of soft, pliable material inserted into the opening of the outer ear, especially to keep out water or noise.

Origin:
1900–05; ear1 + plug

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earplug (ˈɪəˌplʌɡ)
 
n
a small piece of soft material, such as wax, placed in the ear to keep out noise or water

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