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Definition of silencer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    silencer

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈsaɪlənsə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪlənsər//
     
     
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  1. 1(British English) (North American English muffler) a device that is fixed to the exhaust of a vehicle in order to reduce the amount of noise that the engine makes
  2. 2a device that is fixed to the end of a gun in order to reduce the amount of noise that it makes when it is fired
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: silencer

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