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MUFFLER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does muffler mean? 

MUFFLER (noun)
  The noun MUFFLER has 3 senses:

1. a tubular acoustic device inserted in the exhaust system that is designed to reduce noise
2. a scarf worn around the neck
3. a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations

  Familiarity information: MUFFLER used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MUFFLER (noun)


Sense 1muffler [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

muffler; silencer

Hypernyms ("muffler" is a kind of...):

acoustic device (a device for amplifying or transmitting sound)

Holonyms ("muffler" is a part of...):

exhaust; exhaust system (system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged)


Sense 2muffler [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A scarf worn around the neck

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("muffler" is a kind of...):

scarf (a garment worn around the head or neck or shoulders for warmth or decoration)


Sense 3muffler [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

damper; muffler

Hypernyms ("muffler" is a kind of...):

device (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "muffler"):

damper block; piano damper (damper consisting of a small felted block that drops onto a piano string to stop its vibration)

dash-pot (a mechanical damper; the vibrating part is attached to a piston that moves in a chamber filled with liquid)

cushion; shock; shock absorber (a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses)


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