- 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.
- 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 of muzzleMiddle English mosel ; from Old French musel, snout, muzzle, diminutive of mus ; from Medieval Latin musum ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- 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: had a muzzle put on their high spirits.
transitive verbmuz·zled, muz·zling, muz·zles
- To put a muzzle on (an animal).
- To restrain from expression: tried to muzzle the opposition.
Origin of muzzleMiddle English mosel, from Old French musel, from Medieval Latin mūsellum, diminutive of mūsus, snout, from Latin mūsum.
- The protruding part of many animal's head which includes nose, mouth and jaws; snout
- The mouth or the end for entrance or discharge of a gun, pistol etc., that the bullet emerges from as opposed to the breech.
- A device used to prevent animal from biting or eating, which is worn on its snout.
- (chiefly Scotland) A piece of the forward end of the plow-beam by which the traces are attached; bridle
(third-person singular simple present muzzles, present participle muzzling, simple past and past participle muzzled)
From earlier muzle, musle, mousle, mussel, mozell, from Middle English mosel, from Old French musel, museau, muzeau (modern French museau), from latin mÅ«sellum, diminutive form of mÅ«sum (â€œsnoutâ€).