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English Dictionary: muffler by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
muffler
n
  1. a tubular acoustic device inserted in the exhaust system that is designed to reduce noise
    Synonym(s): silencer, muffler
  2. a scarf worn around the neck
  3. a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations
    Synonym(s): damper, muffler
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Muffler \Muf"fler\, n.
      1. Anything used in muffling; esp., a scarf for protecting
            the head and neck in cold weather; a tippet.
  
                     Fortune is painted blind, with a muffler above her
                     eyes.                                                --Shak.
  
      2. (Mus.) A cushion for terminating or softening a note made
            by a stringed instrument with a keyboard.
  
      3. A kind of mitten or boxing glove, esp. when stuffed.
  
      4. One who muffles.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Muffler \Muf"fler\, n. (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}).
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