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 mufflered (audio) \ adjective

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Several dozen men gathered around a fluid-talking auctioneer Thursday morning at the Carroll County Farm Museum, in a field rowed with metal implements ranging from tillers to mufflers to tractor brake lines. Jon Kelvey,, "At Carroll County steam show days, programming aims to draw young people to deals, steel, gas and history," 5 Sep. 2019 There’s also a new titanium muffler that still delivers a throaty exhaust note. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Red-carpet rockets: Is 500 hp now theadmission price to supercar club?," 30 Aug. 2019 The 2-into-1 exhaust with a sweeping rear header and a black muffler contribute to the bike’s sporty style and enhance cornering clearance. Bob Weber,, "Harley-Davidson Sport Glide returns to lineup," 13 Nov. 2017 The other implements reportedly included tire irons, a muffler, a shopping cart and even a couch. Fox News, "Four Michigan teens to be sentenced as adults in connection with 'Overpassing' game death," 24 July 2019 If that still doesn't feel fast enough for you, Maureen, try chiseling a hole in your muffler., "Car Talk: Mystery overheating may be due to cooling fan," 21 July 2019 There have been cars that had to be eased along to dampen the roar of the burned-out muffler and some that must have proceeded only because of prayer. Sainted & Tainted Writers, Twin Cities, "Sainted and Tainted: For five years I’ve watched this mother and her children …," 6 July 2019 The neighbor acknowledged using a grinder to take the muffler off his truck. John Benson,, "Drunk passenger attempts to flee from police: North Royalton Police Blotter," 3 July 2019 North Chicago, was charged June 2 with driving without a license and driving with a loud muffler after he was stopped on the 600 block of Skokie Boulevard, police said. Daniel I. Dorfman,, "Blotter: Man charged with cannabis possession in Glencoe," 6 June 2019

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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

US : 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 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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