Definitions of muzzle

  1. To bring the mouth near.
  2. 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.
  3. To fondle with the closed mouth.
  4. To secure the mouth of with a fastening or cover; to prevent from talking.
  5. To fasten up the mouth of; silence.
  6. 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
  7. tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them; " The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"
  8. prevent from speaking out; " The press was gagged"
  9. fit with a muzzle; " muzzle the dog to prevent it from biting strangers"
  10. The projecting mouth and nose of a quadruped, as of a horse; a snout.
  11. The mouth of a thing; the end for entrance or discharge; as, the muzzle of a gun.
  12. A fastening or covering ( as a band or cage) for the mouth of an animal, to prevent eating or vicious biting.
  13. To bring the mouth or muzzle near.
  14. fit with a muzzle, as of a dog to prevent it from biting
  15. To fasten the mouth to prevent biting; to restrain from hurting.
  16. To put a muzzle on, as a dog; to restrain from doing mischief.
  17. the open circular discharging end of a gun
  18. forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose
  19. The projecting mouth, lips, and nose of an animal; snout; the mouth of a gun, etc.; a fastening or cover for the mouth of a dog, etc., to prevent biting.
  20. The projecting mouth, lips, and nose of an animal: a fastening for the mouth to prevent biting: the extreme end of a gun, etc.
  21. Mouth of an animal; fastening or cover for the mouth; outer end or mouth of a gun, & c.
  22. The front end of a firearm.
  23. A snout; the mouth of anything; a fastening for the month which hinders from biting; the extreme end or month of a gun or any piece of ordnance.
  24. The projecting nose and mouth of an animal; a snout; a depreciatory term for the jaws and mouth; a fastening or cover for the mouth of a dog, & c., to prevent biting; the open end of a tube, as of a gun.