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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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 Police obtained a warrant to search the vehicle and found paperwork from a muffler store linking it to Davis-Johnson, a bag of marijuana, two bottles of codeine, men’s jewelry and $2,957. Stephen Hudak,, "Parents of UCF student sue sheriff, deputy, suspect for wrongful death in high-speed fatal crash," 25 June 2018 The fix here is simple: Avoid parking or driving through areas with grass that would touch your muffler. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, "8 Tips for (Responsibly) Camping in Fire Season," 22 June 2018 Closer to the waterfront, the town’s Funk Zone has gone more uptown (insert Bruno Mars joke here), while retaining its didn’t-that-tasting-room-used-to-be-a-muffler-shop street cred. Peter Fish,, "Wandering Santa Barbara’s wonders more carefree when you’re car-free," 15 June 2018 Its tool box remains largely the same: riffs that sound like a muffler being dragged down the highway, speed-freak guitar solos, tempos that go from fast to faster and Araya’s wraithlike vocals. Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle, "One more storm of blood from Slayer, on the metals band’s final tour," 13 June 2018

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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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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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