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muz·zle

 (mŭz′əl)
n.
1. The forward, projecting part of the head of certain animals, such as dogs, including the mouth, nose, and jaws; the snout.
2. A device that is fitted over an animal's snout, often used to prevent biting or eating.
3. The forward, discharging end of the barrel of a firearm.
4. A restraint on free movement or expression: had a muzzle put on their high spirits.
tr.v. muz·zled, muz·zling, muz·zles
1. To put a muzzle on (an animal).
2. To restrain from expression: tried to muzzle the opposition.

[Middle English mosel, from Old French musel, from Medieval Latin mūsellum, diminutive of mūsus, snout, from Latin mūsum.]

muz′zler n.

muzzle

(ˈmʌzəl)
n
1. (Zoology) the projecting part of the face, usually the jaws and nose, of animals such as the dog and horse
2. (Zoology) a guard or strap fitted over an animal's nose and jaws to prevent it biting or eating
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the front end of a gun barrel
vb (tr)
4. to prevent from being heard or noticed: to muzzle the press.
5. (Zoology) to put a muzzle on (an animal)
6. (Nautical Terms) to take in (a sail)
[C15 mosel, from Old French musel, diminutive of muse snout, from Medieval Latin mūsus, of unknown origin]
ˈmuzzler n

muz•zle

(ˈmʌz əl)

n., v. -zled, -zling. n.
1. the projecting part of the head of an animal, including jaws, mouth, and nose.
2. the mouth, or end for discharge, of the barrel of a gun, pistol, etc.
3. a device, usu. an arrangement of straps or wires, placed over an animal's mouth to prevent the animal from biting, eating, etc.
v.t.
4. to put a muzzle on (an animal or its mouth).
5. to restrain from speech, the expression of opinion, etc.
[1350–1400; Middle English musel < Middle French < Medieval Latin mūsellum, diminutive of mūsum snout]
muz′zler, n.

muzzle


Past participle: muzzled
Gerund: muzzling

Imperative
muzzle
muzzle
Present
I muzzle
you muzzle
he/she/it muzzles
we muzzle
you muzzle
they muzzle
Preterite
I muzzled
you muzzled
he/she/it muzzled
we muzzled
you muzzled
they muzzled
Present Continuous
I am muzzling
you are muzzling
he/she/it is muzzling
we are muzzling
you are muzzling
they are muzzling
Present Perfect
I have muzzled
you have muzzled
he/she/it has muzzled
we have muzzled
you have muzzled
they have muzzled
Past Continuous
I was muzzling
you were muzzling
he/she/it was muzzling
we were muzzling
you were muzzling
they were muzzling
Past Perfect
I had muzzled
you had muzzled
he/she/it had muzzled
we had muzzled
you had muzzled
they had muzzled
Future
I will muzzle
you will muzzle
he/she/it will muzzle
we will muzzle
you will muzzle
they will muzzle
Future Perfect
I will have muzzled
you will have muzzled
he/she/it will have muzzled
we will have muzzled
you will have muzzled
they will have muzzled
Future Continuous
I will be muzzling
you will be muzzling
he/she/it will be muzzling
we will be muzzling
you will be muzzling
they will be muzzling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been muzzling
you have been muzzling
he/she/it has been muzzling
we have been muzzling
you have been muzzling
they have been muzzling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been muzzling
you will have been muzzling
he/she/it will have been muzzling
we will have been muzzling
you will have been muzzling
they will have been muzzling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been muzzling
you had been muzzling
he/she/it had been muzzling
we had been muzzling
you had been muzzling
they had been muzzling
Conditional
I would muzzle
you would muzzle
he/she/it would muzzle
we would muzzle
you would muzzle
they would muzzle
Past Conditional
I would have muzzled
you would have muzzled
he/she/it would have muzzled
we would have muzzled
you would have muzzled
they would have muzzled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.muzzle - the open circular discharging end of a gunmuzzle - the open circular discharging end of a gun
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
opening - a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
gunpoint, point - the gun muzzle's direction; "he held me up at the point of a gun"
2.muzzle - forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose
neb, snout - a long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head; especially the nose
head, caput - the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains; "he stuck his head out the window"
face - the part of an animal corresponding to the human face
3.muzzle - 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
constraint, restraint - a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
4.muzzle - restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
constraint, restraint - a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
Verb1.muzzle - fit with a muzzle; "muzzle the dog to prevent it from biting strangers"
equip, fit out, outfit, fit - provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"
unmuzzle - remove the muzzle from (a dog)
2.muzzle - prevent from speaking out; "The press was gagged"
silence, still, hush, hush up, quieten, shut up - cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
3.muzzle - tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them; "The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"
tie, bind - fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"

muzzle

noun
1. jaws, mouth, nose, snout The dog presented its muzzle for scratching.
2. gag, guard, restraint dogs that have to wear a muzzle
verb
1. suppress, silence, curb, restrain, choke, gag, stifle, censor He complained of being muzzled by the chairman.

muzzle

noun
The front surface of the head:
countenance, face, feature (often used in plural), visage.
Informal: mug.
Slang: kisser, map, pan, puss.
Translations
خَطْم: أنْف الحيوان وفَكّاهفُوَّهَة البُنْدِقِيَّهكِمامَهيُكَمِّم
čenichústínáhubeknasadit náhubekčumák
give mundkurv påmulemundingmundkurvsnude
kuonokuonokoppasuuturpa
njuška
csõtorkolatpofaszájkosárszájkosarat rak fel
byssukjafturgranir, trÿnimúll, mÿli, munnkarfamÿla, múlbinda
antsnukispriversti tylėtisnukisuždėti antsnukįžiotys
purnsstobra caurumsuzlikt uzpurniuzpurnis
náhuboknasadiť náhubokňufák
nagobčnik
njuška
ağızlıkburunsalıkburunsalık geçirmekhayvanın çıkıntılı ağzı ve burnunamlu ağzı

muzzle

[ˈmʌzl]
A. N
1. (= snout) → hocico m
2. [of gun] → boca f
3. (= restraint for dog) → bozal m
B. VT
1. [+ dog] → poner bozal a
2. (fig) [+ person] → amordazar
C. CPD muzzle loader Narma f que se carga por la boca
muzzle velocity Nvelocidad f inicial

muzzle

[ˈmʌzəl]
n
(= nose and mouth of animal) → museau m
(protective device)muselière f
to wear a muzzle [dog] → porter une muselière
[gun] → gueule f
vt
[+ dog] → museler
[+ person, press] → museler

muzzle

n
(= snout, mouth)Maul nt
(for dog etc) → Maulkorb m
(of gun)Mündung f; (= barrel)Lauf m
vt animaleinen Maulkorb um- or anlegen (+dat); (fig) critics, the pressmundtot machen; criticism, protestersticken

muzzle

:
muzzle-loader
nVorderlader m
muzzle-loading
adj gunmit Vorderladung
muzzle velocity
nMündungs- or Auffangsgeschwindigkeit f

muzzle

[ˈmʌzl]
1. n (snout) → muso; (of gun) → bocca (da fuoco); (for dog) → museruola
2. vt (dog) → mettere la museruola a (fig) (person) → costringere a tacere

muzzle

(ˈmazl) noun
1. the jaws and nose of an animal such as a dog.
2. an arrangement of straps etc round the muzzle of an animal to prevent it from biting.
3. the open end of the barrel of a gun etc.
verb
to put a muzzle on (a dog etc).
References in classic literature ?
But the young inventor quickly elevated the muzzle, and the deadly missile went hissing through the air over the head of a native Indian who, at that moment, stepped from the bush.
At this moment, Heyward observed that the scout loosened his knife in its sheath, and lowered the muzzle of his rifle.
Nevertheless, he stuck to their wake, though indeed their back water must have retarded him, because the white-bone or swell at his broad muzzle was a dashed one, like the swell formed when two hostile currents meet.
Dickon had made him give Mary his small front hoof and kiss her on her cheek with his velvet muzzle.
Brutus pushed his mighty muzzle companionably into her hand; and Cassius laid his friendly fore-paw on her lap.
Dear boy, and Pip's comrade, you two may count upon me always having a gen-teel muzzle on.
Greysnout whined at his side, and Deathgrip thrust his muzzle into his hand; but Galazi took no heed, for he was brooding on the fall of Umslopogaas from the man that he had been to the level of a woman's slave, and on the breaking up of the People of the Axe, because of the coming of Nada.
They had the gun, by this time, slewed round upon the swivel, and Hands, who was at the muzzle with the rammer, was in consequence the most exposed.
He had a large pair of bellows, with a long slender muzzle of ivory: this he conveyed eight inches up the anus, and drawing in the wind, he affirmed he could make the guts as lank as a dried bladder.
As I did not want to plowter about any more in the drizzle and the dark, I put my waterproof over the muzzle of one gun, and made a sort of wigwam with two or three rammers that I found, and lay along the tail of another gun, wondering where Vixen had got to, and where I might be.
As he said the words, the cow came to the iron gate and pushed her warm muzzle towards them, as if she felt the need of seeing human beings.
As I gained my feet I was confronted by the sentry on duty, into the muzzle of whose revolver I found myself looking.