Associations to the word «Muzzle»

Pictures for the word «Muzzle»

Wiktionary

MUZZLE, noun. The protruding part of many animal's head which includes nose, mouth and jaws; snout
MUZZLE, noun. The mouth or the end for entrance or discharge of a gun, pistol etc., that the bullet emerges from as opposed to the breech.
MUZZLE, noun. A device used to prevent animal from biting or eating, which is worn on its snout.
MUZZLE, noun. (chiefly Scotland) A piece of the forward end of the plow-beam by which the traces are attached; bridle
MUZZLE, noun. (obsolete) (historical) An openwork covering for the nose, used for the defense of the horse, and forming part of the bards in the 15th and 16th centuries.
MUZZLE, verb. (transitive) To bind or confine an animal's mouth by putting a muzzle, as to prevent it from eating or biting.
MUZZLE, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) To restrain (from speaking, expressing opinion or acting); gag, silence, censor.
MUZZLE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To veil, mask, muffle.
MUZZLE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To fondle with the closed mouth; to nuzzle.
MUZZLE, verb. (intransitive) To bring the muzzle or mouth near.
MUZZLE BLAST, noun. (firearms) A flash of light, heat and smoke at the muzzle of a firearm, caused by escaping gases when a projectile is released.
MUZZLE BLASTS, noun. Plural of muzzle blast
MUZZLE BRAKE, noun. (firearms) A device placed at the muzzle of a firearm to reduce the recoil energy by redirecting the escaping gases.
MUZZLE BRAKES, noun. Plural of muzzle brake
MUZZLE COMPENSATOR, noun. A muzzle brake.
MUZZLE ENERGIES, noun. Plural of muzzle energy
MUZZLE ENERGY, noun. The kinetic energy of a projectile at the point of emergence from the muzzle of a gun
MUZZLE VELOCITIES, noun. Plural of muzzle velocity
MUZZLE VELOCITY, noun. (firearms) The velocity of a discharged projectile at the muzzle of a firearm.

Dictionary definition

MUZZLE, noun. The open circular discharging end of a gun.
MUZZLE, noun. Forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose.
MUZZLE, noun. 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.
MUZZLE, noun. Restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting.
MUZZLE, verb. Fit with a muzzle; "muzzle the dog to prevent it from biting strangers".
MUZZLE, verb. Prevent from speaking out; "The press was gagged".
MUZZLE, verb. Tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them; "The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair".

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