Muffler

Definition of Muffler

Muf´fler
n.1.Anything used in muffling; esp., a scarf for protecting the head and neck in cold weather; a tippet.
Fortune is painted blind, with a muffler above her eyes.
- Shak.
2.(Mus.) A cushion for terminating or softening a note made by a stringed instrument with a keyboard.
3.A kind of mitten or boxing glove, esp. when stuffed.
4.One who muffles.
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).

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