muffler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n muffler a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations
    • n muffler a scarf worn around the neck
    • n muffler a tubular acoustic device inserted in the exhaust system that is designed to reduce noise
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Muffler (Mus) A cushion for terminating or softening a note made by a stringed instrument with a keyboard.
    • Muffler A kind of mitten or boxing glove, esp. when stuffed.
    • Muffler (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).
    • Muffler 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."
    • Muffler One who muffles.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n muffler A device to deaden or silence the explosive puff of the exhaust of hot gases from an internal-combustion motor such as is used on motor vehicles. The escape of these gases at high temperatures and pressures into the open air is followed by their expansion, with a shock to the displaced air and a noisy report. The muffler compels them to escape slowly and evenly, and by cooling them in the process less change of volume occurs. The simplest type consists of enlargements of the cross-section of the exhaust-pipe, and the discharge through a large number of small orifices. Called silencer in England.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Muffler a cover that muffles the face
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Muff.

Usage

In literature:

Robert began to take after Marie, with muffler open and all the gas on.
"'Charge It'" by Irving Bacheller
Stopping well within it, she stooped and began rearranging the mufflers on the hoofs.
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
On the hall table as we passed, I noticed a doctorish top coat, with a primly folded muffler laid across it.
"The Million-Dollar Suitcase" by Alice MacGowan
I spy a great peard under her muffler.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
I got father into his very heaviest coat, and laid out a muffler and his gloves, then sat and waited.
"Wild Oranges" by Joseph Hergesheimer
I think, perhaps, you'd better take Father's muffler.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
And in the distance the roar of an automobile climbing a hill with the muffler open would seem to suggest he was right.
"The Boy Scout and Other Stories for Boys" by Richard Harding Davis
When out looking for deer, a muffler on speech is of paramount importance; and knowing all about this, Thad soon relapsed into silence.
"The Boy Scouts in the Maine Woods" by Herbert Carter
Then she tied his muffler around his neck.
"The Daughter of a Republican" by Bernie Babcock
Ditte set out, with satchel hanging from her arm, and her hands rolled up in the ends of her muffler.
"Ditte: Girl Alive!" by Martin Andersen Nexo
He arose, put on his muffler and made ready to visit the sweep.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner" by Alexander Irvine
Petersen, with the large English rifle, was stationed in the bow, and stockings were drawn over the oars as mufflers.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 1" by Various
Cloth and stockings, blankets, mittens, and mufflers were fashioned by the hands of the housewife and her daughters.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 1" by Various
He has a dark brown beard, and usually wears a white muffler.
"Spies of the Kaiser" by William Le Queux
Never mind your muffler.
"Through the Postern Gate" by Florence L. Barclay
Not even a silk muffler he's got and yet in Germany we creep on our bellies before this rabble.
"Pandora's Box" by Frank Wedekind
A rim of red above his white muffler betrayed the bandaged throat, and his poor voice was but a husky whisper.
"Life on the Stage" by Clara Morris
And Muffler, the lion, was king.
"The Fairy School of Castle Frank" by Grant Balfour
Around a curve in the path came a bent, white old man, bundled in a heavy muffler and coat.
"The Guarded Heights" by Wadsworth Camp
In the small parlour, arranged for winter, Luisa, on her knees, was tying a muffler round Maria's neck.
"The Patriot" by Antonio Fogazzaro
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In poetry:

"For each potato's eyes he bought
Fine spectacles of gold,
And mufflers for the corn, to keep
Its ears from getting cold.
"July" by Nancy Byrd Turner
Jimmie took his 'baccy, Joe his oilskin coat,
Neddie took the muffler that warmed his merry throat;
'Twas me that drew his sea-boots; my feet were warm and dry,
Would I had frozen, barefoot, with him yet smiling by.
"Man In The Sea" by Bill Adams

In news:

The issue arose when Knoxville Raceway officials confiscated mufflers from Heskin and Johnson because officials noticed the mufflers may have been altered.
A West Tennessee teenager has been convicted in the killing of Milan muffler shop owner Charlie Reagan.
In this video, AutoMD shows how to replace your car's muffler .
Designed exclusively for the new Dyna Switchback , Vance & Hines introduces Switchback Twin Slash Duals, a complete exhaust system that brings the classic look of true duals to the Switchback , paired with Twin Slash Round slip-on mufflers.
Indy Muffler & Brake Pit.
The Central Corridor is so much more than a place to buy a new muffler.
Her studio is located in the old muffler shop at 313 E Eighth St.
The Dog Day Run/Walk is to start at 9 am Saturday, rain or shine, at the former Rainbow Muffler on North Washington Street, Tiffin.
The heart shaped burn left on my wife's leg by a hot muffler.
It is believed a muffler fell off a vehicle and started a wildfire Tuesday along Colo.
My tank just about fell off (thought it was my muffler), and I took it to a muffler shop for repairs.
The AIRCAT Pneumatic Tools incorporates the unique and multi-patented exhaust muffler/filter technology.
Are the loud exhaust/muffler laws effective and enforceable, do we need a decibel reading.
Von Braun Exhaust Slip-On Muffler Line Video.
Regulations will include requiring working lights and mufflers, and would prohibit people from using a snowmobile while drinking alcohol.
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