muzzler

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

muzzle +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

muzzler (plural muzzlers)

  1. One who or that which muzzles.
  2. A pickpocket working individually, apart from their normal gang.
  3. (nautical) A wind from the intended direction of the vessel.
  4. (slang) A punch in the mouth.
  5. (slang) A dram of spirits.

References[edit]

  • 1873, John Camden Hotten, The Slang Dictionary