Definition of muzzle

Definition of muzzle
  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 head
  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
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