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Either of a pair of ear coverings often attached to an adjustable headband and worn to protect the ears especially against the cold.


(Clothing & Fashion) one of a pair of pads of fur or cloth, joined by a headband, for keeping the ears warm



Usu., earmuffs. one of a pair of pads set on a headband and worn over the ears in cold weather.
[1855–60, Amer.]
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Noun1.earmuff - either of a pair of ear coverings (usually connected by a headband) that are worn to keep the ears warm in cold weatherearmuff - either of a pair of ear coverings (usually connected by a headband) that are worn to keep the ears warm in cold weather
covering - an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)


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