muf·​fler | \ˈmə-flər \

Definition of muffler 

1a : a scarf worn around the neck

b : something that hides or disguises

2 : a device to deaden noise especially : one forming part of the exhaust system of an automotive vehicle

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Other Words from muffler

mufflered adjective

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Some home tinkerers are experimenting with putting mufflers from motorcycles and ATVs on their generators. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Home Generator 101: How to Power on When the Power Goes Out," 10 Sep. 2018 Keep the generator at least 10 feet from the house to minimize risks from CO and also the risk of the generator's hot muffler melting vinyl siding. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Home Generator 101: How to Power on When the Power Goes Out," 10 Sep. 2018 Better mufflers, brakes, and so on drop as tiered equipment for finishing events, and your performance level is determined by the average value of that in-game loot—like gear levels in Destiny 2 or Ubisoft’s own The Division. Steven Strom, Ars Technica, "The Crew 2 review: Where is everybody?," 10 July 2018 The vehicle had also been spray painted, which partially led to the traffic stop along with a loud muffler and marijuana was in plain view. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ouch! Man hides gun and extended magazine in his underwear in Cudahy," 14 Feb. 2018 Drug possession, Center Road: A driver was pulled over at 2:28 p.m. a.m. Feb. 23 for driving without a working muffler system. Brian Lisik/special To,, "Four arrested at house party: Brunswick Police Blotter," 5 Mar. 2018 The low, reverberant sound produced by Martin’s bass was reminiscent of a rumbling car muffler. Bill Friskics-warren,, "Glenn Snoddy, 96, accidental inventor of the fuzz tone," 26 May 2018 The part was cut clean with a power tool and the female noticed her muffler lying on the ground. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Oak Creek police report: Police receive rash of reports of catalytic converters stolen from vehicles," 24 Jan. 2018 Warnicke was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and for driving with a loud muffler. Graydon Megan,, "Police: Woman facing charges after police respond to child playing in the street, and finding her asleep inside," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of muffler

circa 1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of muffler

: a device that is attached to the engine of a vehicle to make it quieter

: a piece of cloth worn around your neck to keep it warm


muf·​fler | \ˈmə-flər \

Kids Definition of muffler

1 : a scarf for the neck

2 : a device to deaden the noise of an engine (as of an automobile)

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