muzzle

Definitions:

  • The forward, projecting part of the head of certain animals, such as dogs, including the mouth, nose, and jaws; the snout.
  • A device that is fitted over an animal's snout, often used to prevent biting or eating.
  • The forward, discharging end of the barrel of a firearm.
  • A restraint on free movement or expression.
  • To put a muzzle on (an animal).
  • To restrain from expression.
  • The projecting jaws and nose of an animal, as an ox or a dog; the snout.
  • The mouth of a thing; the end for entrance or discharge: applied chiefly to the end of a tube, as the open end of a gun or pistol.
  • Anything which prevents an animal from biting, as a strap around the jaws, or a sort of cage, as of wire, into which the muzzle (def. 1) is inserted.
  • In <em>armor</em>, an openwork, covering for the nose, used for the defense of the horse, and forming part of the bards in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
  • A piece of the forward end of the plow-beam by which the traces are attached: same as <internalXref urlencoded="bridle">bridle</internalXref>, 5.
  • Muzzle-energy, the energy of a shot when it leaves the muzzle of a gun, expressed by the formula = foot-tons of energy, <em>w</em> representing the weight of shot in pounds and <em>v</em> the velocity in feet per second.
  • To bind or confine the mouth of in order to prevent biting or eating.
  • Figuratively, to gag; silence.
  • . To mask.
  • . To fondle with the closed mouth; nuzzle.
  • To grub up with the snout, as swine do.
  • To handle or pull about.
  • To bring the muzzle or mouth near.
  • To drink to excess; guzzle.
  • To loiter; trifle; skulk.
  • A workman's name for a covering of many folds of flannel cloth tied over the nose and mouth of one who is engaged in removing bleaching-powder from the chambers in which it is made, and in packing it, to afford protection from the chlorin gas and the fine dust suspended in the air. A sponge moistened with water is sometimes used in the same way.
  • A chain clevis or shackle.
  • The projecting mouth and nose of a quadruped, as of a horse; a snout.
  • The mouth of a thing; the end for entrance or discharge.
  • A fastening or covering (as a band or cage) for the mouth of an animal, to prevent eating or vicious biting.
  • See <er>Dispart</er>, n., 2.
  • To bring the mouth or muzzle near.
  • To bind the mouth of; to fasten the mouth of, so as to prevent biting or eating; hence, figuratively, to bind; to sheathe; to restrain from speech or action.
  • To fondle with the closed mouth.
  • The protruding part of many animal's head which includes <xref>nose</xref>, <xref>mouth</xref> and <xref>jaws</xref>; <xref>snout</xref>
  • The <xref>mouth</xref> or the <xref>end</xref> for entrance or discharge of a <xref>gun</xref>, <xref>pistol</xref> etc., that the bullet emerges from as opposed to the <xref>breech</xref>.
  • A device used to prevent animal from <xref>biting</xref> or <xref>eating</xref>, which is worn on its <xref>snout</xref>.
  • A piece of the forward <xref>end</xref> of the plow-beam by which the traces are attached; <xref>bridle</xref>
  • An <xref>openwork</xref> covering for the nose, used for the defense of the horse, and forming part of the <xref>bards</xref> in the 15th and 16th centuries.
  • To <xref>bind</xref> or <xref>confine</xref> animal's mouth by putting a muzzle, as to prevent it from eating or biting.
  • To <xref>restrain</xref> (from speaking, expressing opinion or acting); <xref>gag</xref>, <xref>silence</xref>.
  • To <xref>veil</xref>, <xref>mask</xref>, <xref>muffle</xref>.
  • To <xref>fondle</xref> with the closed mouth; to <xref>nuzzle</xref>.
  • To <xref>bring</xref> the muzzle or mouth near.
  • fit with a muzzle
  • prevent from speaking out
  • tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them
  • the open circular discharging end of a gun
  • a leather or wire restraint that fits over an animal's snout (especially a dog's nose and jaws) and prevents it from eating or biting
  • restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
  • forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose
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