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  Definition of muzzle
  1. forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose
  2. restraint put into a person''s mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
  3. the open circular discharging end of a gun
  4. a leather or wire restraint that fits over an animal''s snout (especially a dog''s nose and jaws) and prevents it from eating or biting
  5. tie a gag around someone''s mouth in order to silence them; "The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"
  6. prevent from speaking out; "The press was gagged"
  7. fit with a muzzle; "muzzle the dog to prevent it from biting strangers"
Similar Words: gag, gun muzzle

 

Hyponyms: point, gunpoint

 

Part Meronyms: head, caput, gun

 

Derivational Morphology: gag, muzzler

 

 
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