Muzzle \Muz"zle\, v. i. To bring the mouth or muzzle near. [1913 Webster]

The bear muzzles and smells to him. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Muzzle — Muz zle, n. [OE. mosel, OF. musel, F. museau muzzle or snout, LL. musellus, fr. musus, morsus. See {Muse}, v. i., and cf. {Morsel}.] 1. The projecting mouth and nose of a quadruped, as of a horse; a snout. [1913 Webster] 2. The mouth of a thing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muzzle — ► NOUN 1) the projecting part of an animal s face, including the nose and mouth. 2) a guard fitted over an animal s muzzle to stop it biting or feeding. 3) the open end of the barrel of a firearm. ► VERB 1) put a muzzle on (an animal). 2) prevent …   English terms dictionary

  • muzzle — [muz′əl] n. [ME mosel < OFr musel, snout, muzzle, dim. of mus < ML musum < ?] 1. the projecting part of the head of a dog, horse, etc., including the mouth, nose, and jaws; snout: see DOG, HORSE 2. a device, as of straps, fastened over… …   English World dictionary

  • Muzzle — Muz zle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Muzzled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Muzzling}.] [F. museler.] 1. 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; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muzzle — [n] covering for control cage, cover, envelope, gag, guard, sheath, wrap; concept 172 muzzle [v] gag, quiet bottle up*, censor, check, choke, clamp down on*, cork, crack down on*, curb, dry up*, dummy up*, hush, ice*, muffle, prevent, quieten,… …   New thesaurus

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  • muzzle — index constraint (restriction), curb, disadvantage, disarm (divest of arms), discipline (control), hamper …   Law dictionary

  • muzzle — [[t]mʌ̱z(ə)l[/t]] muzzles, muzzling, muzzled 1) N COUNT The muzzle of an animal such as a dog is its nose and mouth. The mongrel presented his muzzle for scratching. 2) N COUNT A muzzle is an object that is put over a dog s nose and mouth so that …   English dictionary

  • muzzle — {{11}}muzzle (n.) late 14c., device put over an animal s mouth to stop it from biting, eating, or rooting, from O.Fr. musel muzzle, also snout, nose (12c., Mod.Fr. museau), from muse muzzle, from Gallo Romance *musa snout (Cf. Prov. mus, O.Sp.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Muzzle — A muzzle may be: the snout of an animal Muzzle (device), a device that covers an animal s snout Muzzle (firearms), the mouth of a firearm Muzzle (song), a song on The Smashing Pumpkins album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Muzzle #1 , a… …   Wikipedia

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