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Meaning of MUFFLER

Pronunciation:  'muflur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations
  2. [n]  a scarf worn around the neck
  3. [n]  a tubular acoustic device inserted in the exhaust system that is designed to reduce noise

MUFFLER is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: damper, silencer
 See Also: acoustic device, cushion, damper block, dash-pot, device, exhaust, exhaust system, piano damper, scarf, shock, shock absorber



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Muf"fler\, n. (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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