Muffler Muf"fler, n. 1. Anything used in muffling; esp., a scarf for protecting the head and neck in cold weather; a tippet. [1913 Webster]

Fortune is painted blind, with a muffler above her eyes. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mus.) A cushion for terminating or softening a note made by a stringed instrument with a keyboard. [1913 Webster]

3. A kind of mitten or boxing glove, esp. when stuffed. [1913 Webster]

4. One who muffles. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mach.) Any of various devices to deaden the noise of escaping gases or vapors, as a tube filled with obstructions, through which the exhaust gases of an internal-combustion engine, as on an automobile, are passed (called also {silencer}). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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