suppressor

noun
sup·​pres·​sor | \ sə-ˈpre-sər How to pronounce suppressor (audio) \

Definition of suppressor

: one that suppresses especially : a mutant gene that suppresses the expression of another nonallelic mutant gene when both are present

Examples of suppressor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The muzzle is threaded for use with a suppressor, too. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, "The 17 Best Squirrel Guns Ever," 18 Sep. 2020 The 527 comes suppressor ready, and is available in .223. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, "The Ultimate Truck Gun Build (Plus 14 More Guns for Your Pickup)," 5 June 2020 Only 34 inches long and weighing around 6 pounds, the Triple Black is threaded for a suppressor or muzzle brake. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, "The Ultimate Truck Gun Build (Plus 14 More Guns for Your Pickup)," 5 June 2020 The Ruger Marksman Adjustable Trigger is standard and suppressor-ready barrel threading or beastly muzzle brakes are optional. Richard Mann, Outdoor Life, "Best Bolt-Action Rifle Bargains," 17 Sep. 2019 The rifle comes standard with a Ruger flash suppressor and the barrel is threaded at ½x28 for standard muzzle accessories. Richard Mann, Field & Stream, "The 30 Best AR-Style Rifles for Hunting and Personal Defense," 17 Sep. 2019 The man, carrying a handgun with a suppressor attached, then vaults on the jewelry store counter and grabs several trays of gold necklaces. Washington Post, "Gunman kills 3, including toddler, in Thailand mall robbery," 10 Jan. 2020 Each bone suppressor, when active, completely blocks the action of its corresponding bone initiator. Quanta Magazine, "Solution: ‘The DNA Computer Program’," 27 Apr. 2018 The cost, approximately $16,000 per rifle, includes a sound suppressor and a variable power rifle scope. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Military Really Wants This New Sniper Rifle," 28 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of suppressor

1560, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of suppressor was in 1560

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25 Sep 2020

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“Suppressor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suppressor. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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suppressor

noun
sup·​pres·​sor | \ -ˈpres-ər How to pronounce suppressor (audio) \

Medical Definition of suppressor

: one that suppresses especially : a mutant gene that suppresses the expression of another nonallelic mutant gene when both are present

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