silencer

silencer

[sahy-luhn-ser]
noun
1.
a person or thing that silences.
2.
a device for deadening the report of a firearm.
3.
Chiefly British. the muffler on an internal-combustion engine.

Origin:
1625–35; silence + -er1

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silencer (ˈsaɪlənsə)
 
n
1.  US and Canadian name: muffler any device designed to reduce noise, esp the tubular device containing baffle plates in the exhaust system of a motor vehicle
2.  a tubular device fitted to the muzzle of a firearm to deaden the report
3.  a person or thing that silences

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