muzzle muzzle  /ˈmə zəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the open circular discharging end of a gun
  2. (n) forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose
  3. (n) 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
  4. (n) restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
  5. (v) fit with a muzzle
  6. (v) prevent from speaking out
  7. (v) tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them

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Usage(s):

  1. The arrest of a Lahore editor on treason charges is part of an apparent attempt by the government to muzzle the press T H E A R T S Reads Like Rock 'n' Roll.
  2. The news has outraged conservatives, who see the proposal as a transparent attempt by Democrats to muzzle talk radio bigwigs like Sean Hannity and Limbaugh.
  3. He lowered the muzzle and, aiming carefully, pressed the trigger.

News

  1. Event aims to give people with disabilities chance to enjoy the outdoors

    The event, put together by the Southwest Center for Independent Living, ensures that those who want to will be able to shoot a pellet rifle, 22-caliber rifle, or a muzzle-loader at the rifle range or shoot shotguns on the trap and skeet shooting range. NEAR BOIS D'ARC, Mo. - People with disabilities rarely get a chance to enjoy outdoor activities that many of us take for granted.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KY3 Springfield

  2. Dog rescued after passing out in the heat

    FLORENCE, Ariz. -- Animal Control officers responded to the San Tan Valley area Thursday after a dog was found passed out on a road. Officers arrived to find a black, female chow-mix in severe distress from the heat. The dog was also wearing a muzzle on her face, which prevented her from eating or drinking. “Our officers recorded her temperature at a life-threatening 107 degrees,” said Animal ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KTVK 3TV Phoenix

  3. The 2013 Muzzle Awards

    The worst crimes against the First Amendment by The Thomas Jefferson Center Since 1992, The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression has celebrated the birth and ideals of its namesake by calling attention to those who in the past year forgot or disregarded Jefferson's admonition that freedom of speech "cannot be limited without being lost." The annual Muzzles are awarded on ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Missoula Independent

Quotes

  1. But Dr. James C. Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, warned that the true intent of the bill was "to muzzle people of faith who dare to express their moral and biblical concerns about homosexuality."
    on May 3, 2007 By: James Dobson Source: Forbes

  2. "With this lawsuit, we are making clear that corporations like Viacom must not be allowed to muzzle independent video creators and censor their free speech," said Eli Pariser, MoveOn's executive director.
    on Mar 22, 2007 By: Eli Pariser Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I uphold utterly the right of anyone to use the leg of today's relay as an opportunity to have their voice heard, to be allowed to assent, to speak freely as a mark of our democracy," Mr Stanhope said. "We do not muzzle dissent just because...
    on Apr 23, 2008 By: Jon Stanhope Source: Stuff.co.nz

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