muzzle

Part of speech: verb

To fasten up the mouth of; silence.

Part of speech: noun

The snout of an animal.

Part of speech: noun

A guard for an animal's snout.

Part of speech: noun

The front end of a firearm.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Harry Castlemon.
  3. He was looking into the muzzle of a revolver. - "The Courier of the Ozarks", Byron A. Dunn.