- The definition of a muzzle is the nose and mouth part of an animal, or a device that goes over the nose and mouth of an animal.
- An example of a muzzle is a dog's snout.
- An example of a muzzle is a fabric instrument that goes over a dog's snout to prevent biting.
- Muzzle is defined as to prevent from biting or making noise.
An example of muzzle is to put your hand over someone's mouth.
muzzle definition by Webster's New World
- the projecting part of the head of a dog, horse, etc., including the mouth, nose, and jaws; snout
- a device, as of straps, fastened over the mouth of an animal to prevent its biting or eating
- anything that prevents free speech or discussion
- the front end of the barrel of a firearm
Origin: Middle English mosel ; from Old French musel, snout, muzzle, diminutive of mus ; from Midieval Latin musum ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- muzzler noun
muzzle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The forward, projecting part of the head of certain animals, such as dogs, including the mouth, nose, and jaws; the snout.
- A leather or wire restraining appliance that, when fitted over an animal's snout, prevents biting and eating.
- The forward, discharging end of the barrel of a firearm.
- A restraint on free movement or expression: had a muzzle put on their high spirits.
- To put a muzzle on (an animal).
- To restrain from expression: tried to muzzle the opposition.
Origin: Middle English mosel, from Old French musel, from Medieval Latin mūsellum, diminutive of mūsus, snout, from Latin mūsum.
- muzˈzler noun