muzzler

muzzler

[muhz-ler]
noun
1.
a person or thing that muzzles.
2.
Also called nose ender. Nautical. a strong opposing wind.

Origin:
1645–55; muzzle + -er1

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muzzle (ˈmʌzəl)
 
n
1.  the projecting part of the face, usually the jaws and nose, of animals such as the dog and horse
2.  a guard or strap fitted over an animal's nose and jaws to prevent it biting or eating
3.  the front end of a gun barrel
 
vb
4.  to prevent from being heard or noticed: to muzzle the press
5.  to put a muzzle on (an animal)
6.  to take in (a sail)
 
[C15 mosel, from Old French musel, diminutive of muse snout, from Medieval Latin mūsus, of unknown origin]
 
'muzzler
 
n

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