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earmuff

[eer-muhf] /ˈɪərˌmʌf/
noun
1.
either of a pair of often adjustable coverings for protecting the ears in cold weather.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism; ear1 + muff
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Examples for earmuff
  • The best combination is a deeply inserted foam earplug and a well-seated earmuff.
  • Miner must wear both earplug and earmuff type of operator-provided hearing protection.
  • All special agents will wear both inner earplugs and outer earmuff protection.
British Dictionary definitions for earmuff

earmuff

/ˈɪəˌmʌf/
noun
1.
one of a pair of pads of fur or cloth, joined by a headband, for keeping the ears warm
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