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MUZ'ZLE, noun

1. The mouth of a thing; the extreme or end for entrance or discharge; applied chiefly to the end of a tube, as the open end of a common fusee or pistol, or of a bellows.

2. A fastening for the mouth which hinders from biting.

With golden muzzles all their mouths were bound.

MUZ'ZLE, verb transitive To bind the mouth; to fasten the mouth to prevent biting or eating.

Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn. Deuteronomy 25:4.

1. To fondle with the mouth close. [Low.]

2. To restrain from hurt.

My dagger muzzled--

MUZ'ZLE, verb intransitive To bring the mouth near.

The bear muzzles and smells to him.