What does the word muzzle mean?

Usage examples for muzzle

  1. He was within three feet of the muzzle of my rifle; but what of that when I could not get the gun to go off? – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  2. One end of a rope was twisted about his jaws so tightly that he could scarcely move them, and the other, after being wound around his head and neck to keep the muzzle from slipping off, was fastened to both his fore feet, holding them so close together that it was a wonder that he could walk at all. – Frank Among The Rancheros by Harry Castlemon
  3. He was looking into the muzzle of a revolver. – The Courier of the Ozarks by Byron A. Dunn