muzzle etymology

English word muzzle comes from Latin musculus

Detailed word origin of muzzle

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
musculus Latin (lat) (anatomy) muscle. (military) mantelet, shielding. Saltwater mussel. Small mouse.
mozell English (eng)
muzzle English (eng) (chiefly, Scotland) A piece of the forward end of the plow-beam by which the traces are attached; bridle. (obsolete, historical) An openwork covering for the nose, used for the defense of the horse, and forming part of the bards in the 15th and 16th centuries.. A device used to prevent animal from biting or eating, which is worn on its snout.. The mouth or the end for entrance or discharge [...]

Words with the same origin as muzzle

Descendants of musculus
muscle muscular