Definition of muffler
1a : a scarf worn around the neckb : something that hides or disguises
2 : a device to deaden noise; especially : one forming part of the exhaust system of an automotive vehicle
Recent Examples of muffler from the Web
A private company working on Mandeville Canyon Road had been using the weed whacker to clear brush around homes when its muffler overheated, said Battalion Chief Mike Castillo, supervisor for the LAFD’s arson unit.
The rumble of mufflers groaned in the distance as the 103-year-old Downing parked his three-wheeler in front of a man holding out a microphone, inviting him to speak.
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First Known Use of muffler
MUFFLER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of muffler for English Language Learners
: 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
MUFFLER Defined for Kids
Definition of muffler for Students
1 : a scarf for the neck
2 : a device to deaden the noise of an engine (as of an automobile)
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