Muzzle meaning

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To put a muzzle on (an animal).
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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.

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Muzzle is defined as to prevent from biting or making noise.

An example of muzzle is to put your hand over someone's mouth.

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The forward, projecting part of the head of certain animals, such as dogs, including the mouth, nose, and jaws; the snout.
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A device that is fitted over an animal's snout, often used to prevent biting or eating.
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The forward, discharging end of the barrel of a firearm.
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A restraint on free movement or expression.

Had a muzzle put on their high spirits.

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To restrain from expression.

Tried to muzzle the opposition.

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The projecting part of the head of a dog, horse, etc., including the mouth, nose, and jaws; snout.
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A device, as of straps, fastened over the mouth of an animal to prevent its biting or eating.
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Anything that prevents free speech or discussion.
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The front end of the barrel of a firearm.
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To put a muzzle on (an animal)
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To prevent from talking or expressing an opinion; gag.
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The forward, projecting part of the head of certain animals, such as dogs, including the mouth, nose, and jaws; the snout.
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A device that is fitted over an animal's snout, often used to prevent biting or eating.
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To put a muzzle on an animal.
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The protruding part of many animal's head which includes nose, mouth and jaws; snout.
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The mouth or the end for entrance or discharge of a gun, pistol etc., that the bullet emerges from as opposed to the breech.
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A device used to prevent animal from biting or eating, which is worn on its snout.
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(chiefly Scotland) A piece of the forward end of the plow-beam by which the traces are attached; bridle.
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To bind or confine an animal's mouth by putting a muzzle, as to prevent it from eating or biting.
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(figuratively) To restrain (from speaking, expressing opinion or acting); gag, silence, censor.
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(intransitive) To bring the muzzle or mouth near.
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Origin of muzzle

  • Middle English mosel from Old French musel from Medieval Latin mūsellum diminutive of mūsus snout from Latin mūsum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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 (“snout").

    From Wiktionary