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muffler (n.)

1530s, "a kind of wrap or scarf for the throat and lower part of the face," agent noun from muffle (v.). Mechanical sense of "any device used to deaden sound" is by 1856; specifically as "automobile exhaust system silencer" it is attested from 1895.

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Definitions of muffler

muffler (n.)
a tubular acoustic device inserted in the exhaust system that is designed to reduce noise;
Synonyms: silencer
muffler (n.)
a scarf worn around the neck;
muffler (n.)
a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations;
Synonyms: damper
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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