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Dictionary definition for: Muzzle

1. (n) the open circular discharging end of a gun

2. (v) fit with a muzzle; "muzzle the dog to prevent it from biting strangers"

3. (n) forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose

4. (v) prevent from speaking out; "The press was gagged"

5. (n) a leather or wire restraint that fits over an animal''s snout (especially a dog''s nose and jaws) and prevents it from eating or biting

6. (v) tie a gag around someone''s mouth in order to silence them; "The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"

7. (n) restraint put into a person''s mouth to prevent speaking or shouting

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