either of a pair of often adjustable coverings for protecting the ears in cold weather.

1855–60, Americanism; ear1 + muff

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earmuff (ˈɪəˌmʌf)
one of a pair of pads of fur or cloth, joined by a headband, for keeping the ears warm

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Example sentences
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.
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