Definition of Muffler

1. Noun. A tubular acoustic device inserted in the exhaust system that is designed to reduce noise.

Exact synonyms: Silencer
Generic synonyms: Acoustic Device
Group relationships: Exhaust, Exhaust System
Derivative terms: Muffle, Silence



2. Noun. A scarf worn around the neck.
Generic synonyms: Scarf

3. Noun. A device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations.
Exact synonyms: Damper
Specialized synonyms: Damper Block, Piano Damper, Dash-pot, Cushion, Shock, Shock Absorber
Generic synonyms: Device
Derivative terms: Damp, Damp, Muffle

Definition of Muffler

1. n. Anything used in muffling; esp., a scarf for protecting the head and neck in cold weather; a tippet.

2. n. Any of various devices to deaden the noise of escaping gases or vapors, as a tube filled with obstructions, through which the exhaust gases of an internal-combustion engine, as on an automobile, are passed (called also silencer).

Definition of Muffler

1. Noun. (American English) Part of the exhaust pipe of a car that dampens the noise the engine produces. ¹

2. Noun. A type of scarf. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Muffler

1. a device for deadening sound [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Muffler

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muffler (current term)
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Literary usage of Muffler

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1. The Horseless Age (1909)
"The Phenomenon of muffler Explosions. BY ALBERT L. CLOUGH. The complaint was recently made by the owner of a high grade, six cylinder car that ¡t was very ..."

2. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1916)
"The muffler cut-out is also a convenient method of listening to the exhaust ... muffler "cnt-outs" are installed by cutting a hole in the exhaust pipe just ..."

3. Handbook of Mechanical and Electrical Cost Data: Giving Shipping Weights by Halbert Powers Gillette, Richard Turner Dana (1918)
"Concrete muffler and Operating Cost of a Small Diesel Engine Pumping Plant. Deep-well pumps, a lighting system and commercial motors are supplied in the ..."

4. The Gas-engine: A Treatise on the Internal-combustion Engine Using Gas by Frederick Remsen Hutton (1903)
"The muffler can conveniently be at some considerable distance from the engine ... 91. length of pipe which couples the engine to the muffler, there may be ..."

5. Automobile Troubles and how to Remedy Them: A Practical Book for the by Charles P. Root (1911)
"Misfires are the most fruitful source of muffler troubles. These generally happen through the ignition being faulty and an unexploded charge getting into ..."

6. Motor Truck Design and Construction by Clemens Thomas Schaefer (1919)
"CHAPTER XX THE muffler ALTHOUGH it is not essential that motor trucks operate as quietly as pleasure cars, it is quite essential that they operate without ..."

7. Motor Truck Design and Construction by Clemens Thomas Schaefer (1919)
"CHAPTER XX THE muffler ALTHOUGH it is not essential that motor trucks operate as quietly as pleasure cars, it is quite essential that they operate without ..."

8. The Horseless Age (1909)
"The Phenomenon of muffler Explosions. BY ALBERT L. CLOUGH. The complaint was recently made by the owner of a high grade, six cylinder car that ¡t was very ..."

9. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1916)
"The muffler cut-out is also a convenient method of listening to the exhaust ... muffler "cnt-outs" are installed by cutting a hole in the exhaust pipe just ..."

10. Handbook of Mechanical and Electrical Cost Data: Giving Shipping Weights by Halbert Powers Gillette, Richard Turner Dana (1918)
"Concrete muffler and Operating Cost of a Small Diesel Engine Pumping Plant. Deep-well pumps, a lighting system and commercial motors are supplied in the ..."

11. The Gas-engine: A Treatise on the Internal-combustion Engine Using Gas by Frederick Remsen Hutton (1903)
"The muffler can conveniently be at some considerable distance from the engine ... 91. length of pipe which couples the engine to the muffler, there may be ..."

12. Automobile Troubles and how to Remedy Them: A Practical Book for the by Charles P. Root (1911)
"Misfires are the most fruitful source of muffler troubles. These generally happen through the ignition being faulty and an unexploded charge getting into ..."

13. Motor Truck Design and Construction by Clemens Thomas Schaefer (1919)
"CHAPTER XX THE muffler ALTHOUGH it is not essential that motor trucks operate as quietly as pleasure cars, it is quite essential that they operate without ..."

14. Motor Truck Design and Construction by Clemens Thomas Schaefer (1919)
"CHAPTER XX THE muffler ALTHOUGH it is not essential that motor trucks operate as quietly as pleasure cars, it is quite essential that they operate without ..."

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