muf·​fler | \ ˈmə-flər How to pronounce muffler (audio) \

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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mufflered \ ˈmə-​flərd How to pronounce muffler (audio) \ adjective

Examples of muffler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There have been severe injuries sustained while fueling a hot piece of equipment because of the gas igniting after being spilled on a muffler or other hot engine component. Tim Johnson,, 29 Aug. 2021 On June 12, 2019, 29-year-old Taven Lowther was speaking with someone in the parking lot of a Northeast Baltimore apartment complex when both noticed a car back into a parking space across from them, scraping its muffler on the curb. Justin Fenton,, 19 July 2021 Be particularly mindful that the muffler on a generator can be hot enough to melt plastic. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 6 Aug. 2021 To improve exhaust airflow and the vehicle’s soundtrack, Porsche deleted the Cayenne’s center muffler and swapped the heavy steel system for one crafted in titanium alloy, thus saving about 40 pounds of mass. Michael Harley, Robb Report, 27 July 2021 The heat shield between the LP tank and chassis muffler was not installed. Detroit Free Press, 26 June 2021 The new model has an equal-length exhaust system with muffler bypass valves that'll provide for a much better sound. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 9 June 2021 Today, 9 Miles East offers fun farm food in a former muffler shop in the picturesque town of Saratoga Springs. Judy Koutsky, Forbes, 31 May 2021 Naperville police statistics show officers made 500 stops and wrote 280 muffler violations. Suzanne Baker,, 9 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of muffler

circa 1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of muffler was circa 1536

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“Muffler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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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 : scarf


muf·​fler | \ ˈmə-flər How to pronounce muffler (audio) \

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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