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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 sound.
4.
Armor. a mittenlike glove worn with a mail hauberk.
Origin of muffler
1525-1535
1525-35; muffle1 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for mufflers
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  • The number of mufflers Frank Duryea constructed is not known.

  • Extra coats and mufflers had been brought by the rescue party.

    Janet Hardy in Hollywood Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • The few excited sentences were muttered through the mufflers tied over the girls mouths and noses.

    Polly in New York Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • There was a scurrying for boots and coats, mufflers and mittens.

    Half-Past Seven Stories Robert Gordon Anderson
  • Old men like himself, with greyhound's-head canes, and mufflers and somebody's sweater worn beneath their greatcoats.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • "And we sent him a lot of mufflers and mittens," cried Miss Yard.

    A Drake by George! John Trevena
  • Their wives or mothers or daughters followed with the remainder of their clothes, their sea boots, or jackets or mufflers.

    Heroes of the Goodwin Sands Thomas Stanley Treanor
  • Get the mufflers on, Joe; get 'em on an' don't stand staring like a fool!

    The Definite Object Jeffery Farnol
  • The bills had come in for her bracelets and mufflers and tinkling ornaments.

    Old Kensington Miss Thackeray
  • Clubs, dumbbells, walking, and a half-hour with the mufflers.

    Rodney Stone Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for mufflers

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 mufflers

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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mufflers in the Bible

(Isa. 3:19), veils, light and tremulous. Margin, "spangled ornaments."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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