- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)II(Roget's IV) n.Syn. scarf, chest protector, tippet, neckpiece, babushka, neckerchief, kerchief, neckband, neck cloth, wimple, Ascot, fur piece, choker, mantle, stole, boa, fichu, veil, fascinator*; see also scarf .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.1. clothing scarf, neckerchief, ascot.2. noise-absorbing device baffle, mute, silencer.
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Muffler — The muffler is alluded to as early as 1457. In 1580 it is termed a kerchief or like thing that men and women used to weare about their necke and cheekes; it may be used for a muffler. It was used to cover the nose, mouth and chin. Today any form… … Dictionary of the English textile terms
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… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
muffler — index damper (stopper) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
muffler — → mofle … Diccionario panhispánico de dudas
muffler — (n.) 1530s as a kind of wrap for the throat, agent noun from MUFFLE (Cf. muffle) (v.); as an automobile exhaust system silencer, it is attested from 1895 … Etymology dictionary
muffler — ► NOUN 1) a wrap or scarf worn around the neck and face. 2) a device for deadening the sound of a drum or other instrument. 3) N. Amer. a silencer for a motor vehicle exhaust … English terms dictionary
muffler — [muf′lər] n. 1. a scarf worn around the throat, as for warmth 2. any of various devices for deadening noises; specif., an automotive exhaust device containing two perforated pipes packed in sound deadening material … English World dictionary
Muffler — This article is about the exhaust system component. For other uses, see Muffler (disambiguation). Muffler(silver) and exhaust pipe on a Ducati 695 motorcycle A muffler (or silencer in British English) is a device for reducing the amount of noise… … Wikipedia
muffler — /muf leuhr/, n. 1. a scarf worn around one s neck for warmth. 2. any of various devices for deadening sound, as the sound of escaping gases of an internal combustion engine. 3. anything used for muffling. 4. Armor. a mittenlike glove worn with a… … Universalium
muffler —  A unit through which the exhaust gases are passed to quiet the sounds of the running engine. The British term is silencer.  A hollow, tubular device used in the discharge line of some systems to muffle the thumping sounds made by the… … Dictionary of automotive terms
muffler — [[t]mʌ̱flə(r)[/t]] mufflers 1) N COUNT A muffler is the same as a scarf. [OLD FASHIONED] 2) N COUNT A muffler is a device on a car exhaust that makes it quieter. [AM] (in BRIT, use silencer) … English dictionary