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Meaning of SILENCER

Pronunciation:  'sIlunsur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a tubular acoustic device inserted in the exhaust system that is designed to reduce noise
  2. [n]  short tube attached to the muzzle of a gun that deadens the sound of firing

SILENCER is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: muffler
 See Also: acoustic device, exhaust, exhaust system, tube, tubing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Si"lenc*er\, n.
One that silences; specif.:
(a) The muffler of an internal-combustion engine.
(b) Any of various devices to silence the humming noise of
    telegraph wires.
(c) A device for silencing the report of a firearm shooting
    its projectiles singly, as a tubular attachment for the
    muzzle having circular plates that permit the passage of
    the projectile but impart a rotary motion to, and thus
    retard, the exploding gases.