Muzzle



[muhz-uh l] /ˈmʌz əl/

noun
1.
the mouth, or end for discharge, of the barrel of a gun, pistol, etc.
2.
the projecting part of the head of an animal, including jaws, mouth, and nose.
3.
a device, usually an arrangement of straps or wires, placed over an animal’s mouth to prevent the animal from biting, eating, etc.
verb (used with object), muzzled, muzzling.
4.
to put a muzzle on (an animal or its mouth) so as to prevent biting, eating, etc.
5.
to restrain from speech, the expression of opinion, etc.:
The censors muzzled the press.
6.
Nautical. to attach the cable to the stock of (an anchor) by means of a light line to permit the anchor to be pulled loose readily.
/ˈmʌzəl/
noun
1.
the projecting part of the face, usually the jaws and nose, of animals such as the dog and horse
2.
a guard or strap fitted over an animal’s nose and jaws to prevent it biting or eating
3.
the front end of a gun barrel
verb (transitive)
4.
to prevent from being heard or noticed: to muzzle the press
5.
to put a muzzle on (an animal)
6.
to take in (a sail)
n.

late 14c., “device put over an animal’s mouth to stop it from biting, eating, or rooting,” from Old French musel “muzzle,” also “snout, nose” (12c., Modern French museau), from muse “muzzle,” from Gallo-Romance *musa “snout” (cf. Provençal mus, Old Spanish mus, Italian muso), of unknown origin, possibly related to Latin

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