Muffler

Muf"fler

(?), n. 1. Anything used in muffling; esp., a scarf for protecting the head and neck in cold weather; a tippet.
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Fortune is painted blind, with a muffler above her eyes.
Shak.
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2. (Mus.) A cushion for terminating or softening a note made by a stringed instrument with a keyboard.
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3. A kind of mitten or boxing glove, esp. when stuffed.
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4. One who muffles.
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5. (Mach.) Any of various devices to deaden the noise of escaping gases or vapors, as a tube filled with obstructions, through which the exhaust gases of an internal-combustion engine, as on an automobile, are passed (called also silencer).
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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