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muffler

[muhf-ler] /ˈmʌf lər/
noun
1.
a scarf worn around one's neck for warmth.
2.
any of various devices for deadening sound, as the sound of escaping gases of an internal-combustion engine.
3.
anything used for muffling.
4.
Armor. a mittenlike glove worn with a mail hauberk.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; muffle + -er1
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  • The muffler manufacturing process was changed to correct the cracking problem.
  • The muffler on the burner was repositioned in between the elbow and the draft tube.
British Dictionary definitions for muffler

muffler

/ˈmʌflə/
noun
1.
a thick scarf, collar, etc
2.
(US & Canadian) any device designed to reduce noise, esp the tubular device containing baffle plates in the exhaust system of a motor vehicle Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) silencer
3.
something that muffles
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Word Origin and History for muffler
n.

1530s as a kind of wrap for the throat, agent noun from muffle (v.); as an automobile exhaust system silencer, it is attested from 1895.

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