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Dictionary Definition

muzzle

Noun

1 the open circular discharging end of a gun [syn: gun muzzle]
2 forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose
3 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
4 restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting [syn: gag]

Verb

1 fit with a muzzle; "muzzle the dog to prevent it from biting strangers"
2 prevent from speaking out; "The press was gagged" [syn: gag]
3 tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them; "The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair" [syn: gag]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The protruding part of many animal's head which includes nose, mouth and jaws; snout.
  2. The open end of a gun etc. that the bullet emerges from as opposed to the breech.
  3. A device used to stop an animal from biting
part of animal's head
open end of a gun
device to stop an animal from biting
  • ttbc Telugu:(cikkamu)చిక్కము

Verb

  1. To apply a muzzle
  2. To restrain (from speaking or acting), to reign in

Translations

to apply a muzzle
to restrain from speaking or acting

Extensive Definition

A muzzle can be:
muzzle in Danish: Mundkurv
muzzle in Esperanto: Muzelo
muzzle in French: museau
muzzle in Japanese: マズル

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