Definition of Silencer

1. Noun. Short tube attached to the muzzle of a gun that deadens the sound of firing.

Generic synonyms: Tube, Tubing
Derivative terms: Silence



2. Noun. A tubular acoustic device inserted in the exhaust system that is designed to reduce noise.
Exact synonyms: Muffler
Generic synonyms: Acoustic Device
Group relationships: Exhaust, Exhaust System
Derivative terms: Muffle, Silence

Definition of Silencer

1. n. One that silences;

Definition of Silencer

1. Noun. An attachment to a gun or an exhaust pipe that reduces the sound it emits. ¹

2. Noun. Something that silences another thing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Silencer

1. one that silences [n -S] - See also: silences

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Literary usage of Silencer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hot Bulb Oil Engines and Suitable Vessels by Walter Pollock (1919)
"into the silencer itself must never be employed for sea work on account of the salt deposits which result. In relatively small installations the exhaust ..."

2. Gasolene Engines; Their Operation, Use and Care: Their Operation, Use and by Alpheus Hyatt Verrill (1912)
"The Thermex silencer works in a similar manner and is illustrated in Fig. 114. ... Whatever style of muffler, silencer, or expansion chamber is used, ..."

3. Vehicles of the Air: A Popular Exposition of Modern Aeronautics with Working by Victor Lougheed (1909)
"... by all means the most advantageous in designing for minimums of weight and back pressure. The lightest form of silencer is a long, ..."

4. Fares, Please!: And Other Essays on Practical Themes by Halford Edward Luccock (1916)
"... XXXI "A MAXIM silencer FOR OLD WHEEZES" "A MAXIM silencer FOE OLD WHEEZES" is the sparkling title of a recent article in the Atlantic Monthly. ..."

5. Vehicles of the Air: A Popular Exposition of Modern Aeronautics with Working by Victor Lougheed (1910)
"... the most advantageous in designing for minimums of weight and back pressure. . arrows until they issue from The lightest form of silencer is a long, ..."

6. Vehicles of the Air: A Popular Exposition of Modern Aeronautics with Working by Victor Lougheed (1910)
"... pressure. . arrows until they issue Iron The lightest form of silencer is a long, ... silencer ..."

7. Marine and Stationary Diesel Engines: Described and Illustrated with by Arthur Hugh Goldingham (1915)
"Between the engine and the silencer this pipe should have an area of 1.15 to 1.3 ... From the silencer to the atmosphere the area of the exhaust pipe can be ..."

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