Muffler



[muhf-ler] /ˈmʌf lər/

noun
1.
a scarf worn around one’s neck for warmth.
2.
any of various devices for deadening sound, as the sound of escaping gases of an internal-combustion engine.
3.
anything used for sound.
4.
Armor. a mittenlike glove worn with a mail hauberk.
/ˈmʌflə/
noun
1.
a thick scarf, collar, etc
2.
(US & Canadian) any device designed to reduce noise, esp the tubular device containing baffle plates in the exhaust system of a motor vehicle Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) silencer
3.
something that muffles
n.

1530s as a kind of wrap for the throat, agent noun from muffle (v.); as an automobile exhaust system silencer, it is attested from 1895.

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