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Muzzle meaning

muzzle - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them; " The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"
  3. 3. prevent from speaking out; " The press was gagged"
  4. 4. fit with a muzzle; " muzzle the dog to prevent it from biting strangers"
  5. 5. The projecting mouth and nose of a quadruped, as of a horse; a snout.
  6. 6. The mouth of a thing; the end for entrance or discharge; as, the muzzle of a gun.
  7. 7. A fastening or covering ( as a band or cage) for the mouth of an animal, to prevent eating or vicious biting.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. To bring the mouth or muzzle near.
  10. 10. Mouth of an animal; fastening or cover for the mouth; outer end or mouth of a gun, & c.
  11. 11. To put a muzzle on.

muzzle - examples of usage

  1. The coat is staring and the muzzle dry. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. The animal presents a downcast appearance, with staring coat, horns and ears cold, and the mouth and muzzle hot and dry. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. A confidential servant must remove the muzzle, stand beside the calf until it has taken a safe allowance, and then return the muzzle. - "Cattle and Cattle-breeders", William M'Combie.
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