muzzle blast etymology

English word muzzle blast comes from English muzzle

Detailed word origin of muzzle blast

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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 [...]
muzzle blast English (eng) (firearms) A flash of light, heat and smoke at the muzzle of a firearm, caused by escaping gases when a projectile is released.