muzzle

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muzzle

(mŭz′əl)
n.
1. The forward, projecting part of the head of certain animals, such as dogs, including the mouth, nose, and jaws; the snout.
2. A device that is fitted over an animal's snout, often used to prevent biting or eating.
tr.v. muz·zled, muz·zling, muz·zles
To put a muzzle on (an animal).

muz′zler n.