ear defender

noun

: a device (such as an earplug) designed to lessen the transmission of excessive or damaging sound to the auditory receptors of the inner ear

Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ear defender was in 1915

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“Ear defender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ear%20defender. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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