silencer

noun si·lenc·er \ ˈsī-lən(t)-sər \
|Updated on: 7 Jun 2018

Definition of silencer

: one that silences: such as
a chiefly British : the muffler of an internal combustion engine
b : a silencing device for small arms

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First Known Use of silencer

1600

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Definition of silencer for English Language Learners

  • : a device that is attached to a handgun to reduce the noise that the gun makes when it is fired



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