What does muzzle mean?

Definitions for muzzle
ˈmʌz əlmuz·zle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gun muzzle, muzzle(noun)

    the open circular discharging end of a gun

  2. muzzle(noun)

    forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose

  3. muzzle(noun)

    a leather or wire restraint that fits over an animal's snout (especially a dog's nose and jaws) and prevents it from eating or biting

  4. gag, muzzle(verb)

    restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting

  5. muzzle(verb)

    fit with a muzzle

    "muzzle the dog to prevent it from biting strangers"

  6. gag, muzzle(verb)

    prevent from speaking out

    "The press was gagged"

  7. gag, muzzle(verb)

    tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them

    "The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"


  1. muzzle(Noun)

    the protruding part of many animal's head which includes nose, mouth and jaws; snout

  2. muzzle(Noun)

    the mouth or the end for entrance or discharge of a gun, pistol etc., that the bullet emerges from as opposed to the breech

  3. muzzle(Noun)

    a device used to prevent animal from biting or eating, which is worn on its snout.

  4. muzzle(Noun)

    a piece of the forward end of the plow-beam by which the traces are attached; bridle

  5. muzzle(Noun)

    an openwork covering for the nose, used for the defense of the horse, and forming part of the bards in the 15th and 16th centuries

  6. muzzle(Verb)

    To bind or confine animal's mouth by putting a muzzle, as to prevent it from eating or biting

  7. muzzle(Verb)

    To restrain (from speaking, expressing opinion or acting); gag, silence

  8. muzzle(Verb)

    To veil, mask, muffle

  9. muzzle(Verb)

    To fondle with the closed mouth; to nuzzle

  10. muzzle(Verb)

    To bring the muzzle or mouth near.

  11. Origin: From earlier muzle, musle, mousle, mussel, mozell, from mosel, from musel, museau, muzeau (modern French museau), from latin musellum, diminutive form of musum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Muzzle(verb)

    the projecting mouth and nose of a quadruped, as of a horse; a snout

  2. Muzzle(verb)

    the mouth of a thing; the end for entrance or discharge; as, the muzzle of a gun

  3. Muzzle(verb)

    a fastening or covering (as a band or cage) for the mouth of an animal, to prevent eating or vicious biting

  4. Muzzle(verb)

    to bind the mouth of; to fasten the mouth of, so as to prevent biting or eating; hence, figuratively, to bind; to sheathe; to restrain from speech or action

  5. Muzzle(verb)

    to fondle with the closed mouth

  6. Muzzle(verb)

    to bring the mouth or muzzle near

  7. Origin: [OE. mosel, OF. musel, F. museau muzzle or snout, LL. musellus, fr. musus, morsus. See Muse, v. i., and cf. Morsel.]


  1. Muzzle

    "Muzzle" is a song by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins from their third album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. It was one of the last songs written by Billy Corgan for Mellon Collie, with the song's lyrics referring to what Corgan thought the public's perception was of him at the time. It was rumored to be the Smashing Pumpkins fifth and final single from this album, as is evidenced by the fact that a promotional single for the song was issued to radio stations worldwide. However, the song "Thirty-Three" was released as the fifth and final single instead. There was a rumor that a music video was actually filmed for "Muzzle" with Chamberlin, but was never released. Billy Corgan has, however, denied this. The band went on to perform "Muzzle" for their next television appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien with replacement drummer, Matt Walker.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Muzzle

    muz′l, n. the projecting jaws and nose of an animal: a fastening for the mouth to prevent biting, by a strap or a cage: the extreme end of a gun, &c.—v.t. to put a muzzle on: to restrain from biting: to keep from hurting: to gag or silence.—ns. Muzz′le-bag, a canvas bag fixed to the muzzle of a gun at sea, to keep out water; Muzz′le-load′er, a firearm loaded through the muzzle—opp. to Breech-loader.—adj. Muzz′le-load′ing.—n. Muzz′le-veloc′ity, the velocity of a projectile the moment it leaves the muzzle of a gun. [O. Fr. musel (Fr. museau), prob. from L. morsusmordēre, to bite.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of muzzle in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of muzzle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of muzzle in a Sentence

  1. Ted Cruz:

    The answer is not to muzzle citizens. It is to empower citizens.

  2. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban:

    This destabilizes European democracies, we need to start the debate about the future of our continent honestly, without the muzzle of' political correctness', without pretence, talking straight.

  3. Amnesty International Bahrain campaigner:

    Preventing human rights defenders, journalists and former prisoners of conscience from leaving their own country is just one of a long list of repressive tactics the Bahraini authorities have sought to punish and muzzle its critics in recent weeks, bahrain has entered a deeply worrying new phase of clampdown on human rights, instilling fear on civil society.

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