Definition of Muzzle

1. Noun. The open circular discharging end of a gun.

Exact synonyms: Gun Muzzle
Group relationships: Gun
Generic synonyms: Opening
Specialized synonyms: Gunpoint, Point



2. Verb. Fit with a muzzle. "Muzzle the dog to prevent it from biting strangers"
Generic synonyms: Equip, Fit, Fit Out, Outfit
Derivative terms: Muzzler
Antonyms: Unmuzzle

3. Noun. Forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose.
Terms within: Neb, Snout
Group relationships: Caput, Head
Generic synonyms: Face

4. Verb. Prevent from speaking out. "They want to muzzle the prisoners "; "The press was gagged"
Exact synonyms: Gag
Generic synonyms: Hush, Hush Up, Quieten, Shut Up, Silence, Still
Derivative terms: Gag

5. 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.
Generic synonyms: Constraint, Restraint

6. 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"
Exact synonyms: Gag
Generic synonyms: Bind, Tie
Derivative terms: Gag

7. Noun. Restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting.
Exact synonyms: Gag
Generic synonyms: Constraint, Restraint
Derivative terms: Gag, Gag

Definition of Muzzle

1. n. The projecting mouth and nose of a quadruped, as of a horse; a snout.

2. v. t. To bind the mouth of; to fasten the mouth of, so as to prevent biting or eating; hence, figuratively, to bind; to sheathe; to restrain from speech or action.

3. v. i. To bring the mouth or muzzle near.

Definition of Muzzle

1. Noun. the protruding part of many animal's head which includes nose, mouth and jaws; snout ¹

2. 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 ¹

3. Noun. a device used to prevent animal from biting or eating, which is worn on its snout. ¹

4. Noun. (chiefly Scotland) a piece of the forward end of the plow-beam by which the traces are attached; bridle ¹

5. 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 ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To bind or confine animal's mouth by putting a muzzle, as to prevent it from eating or biting ¹

7. Verb. (transitive figuratively) To restrain (from speaking, expressing opinion or acting); gag, silence ¹

8. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To veil, mask, muffle ¹

9. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To fondle with the closed mouth; to nuzzle ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To bring the muzzle or mouth near. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Muzzle

1. to put a covering over the mouth of to prevent biting or eating [v -ZLED, -ZLING, -ZLES]

Medical Definition of Muzzle

1. The snout of an animal. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Muzzle

muzjiks
muzolimine
muzungu
muzungus
muzz
muzzed
muzzes
muzzie
muzzier
muzzies
muzziest
muzzily
muzziness
muzzinesses
muzzing
muzzle (current term)
muzzle-loading
muzzle blast
muzzle blasts
muzzle brake
muzzle brakes
muzzle compensator
muzzle energies
muzzle energy
muzzle loader
muzzle velocities
muzzle velocity
muzzled
muzzleless
muzzlelike

Literary usage of Muzzle

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1. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1865)
"muzzle at notch . 4 " " " middle 2-75 in. Other characters are apparent in the ... Teeth 37—42 ; occiput short, rounded ; breadth of muzzle to length as 1 ..."

2. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1899)
"The gun was designed for 3000 foot-seconds muzzle velocity within the limits of ... The old type gun, with smokeless powder, has a muzzle velocity of 2200 ..."

3. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1899)
"The old type gun, with smokeless powder, has a muzzle velocity of 2200 foot-seconds, ... The muzzle energy of the new gun is, therefore, 78 Per cent, ..."

4. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"muzzle-loading Shell (Parrott Shell). end, just powerful enough to burst the cylinder and disperse the balls. They are burst by time fuses, or by percussion ..."

5. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"The Italian gun, for instance, with a projectile weighing 2000 pounds and a muzzle velocity of 1700 foot-seconds (feet per second), develops only 40000 ..."

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