Definition of ear defenders in English:

ear defenders

Line breaks: ear de|fend¦ers


  • Plugs or earmuffs which protect the eardrums from loud or persistent noise.
    More example sentences
    • It may emerge that the gloves, goggles, ear defenders and caps in the famous photograph were indeed precautions for the prisoners' comfort and safety.
    • Some may have been wearing ear defenders to protect themselves from the sound of plant machinery.
    • When the guns fire, the noise is thunderous and ear-splitting, even through ear defenders.

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