KJV Dictionary Definition: muzzle



1. The mouth of a thing; the extreme or end for entrance or discharge; applied chiefly to the end of a tube, as the open end of a common fusee or pistol,or of a bellows.

2. A fastening for the mouth which hinders from biting.

With golden muzzles all their mouths were bound.

MUZ'ZLE, v.t. To bind the mouth; to fasten the mouth to prevent biting or eating.

Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn. Deut.25.

1. To fondle with the mouth close. Low.

2. To restrain from hurt.

My dagger muzzled--

MUZ'ZLE, v.i. To bring the mouth near.

The bear muzzles and smells to him.