Definition of silencer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪlənsə/


1British A device fixed to the exhaust of a motor vehicle to reduce engine noise.
Example sentences
  • One day between Collooney and Ballisodare, a driver of McGowan's lost the exhaust silencer from the engine in a flood.
  • Its twin chamber exhaust system is made of stainless steel all the way to the silencers, before exhaust emissions leave the car through the four tailpipes.
  • On Tuesday, the traffic police and the Transport Department plan to conduct joint inspection of vehicles that emit excess smoke, produce more noise and have defective silencers, headlamps and tail lamps.
2A device used to reduce the sound of a gun as it is fired.
Example sentences
  • They were also charged with conspiracy to possess firearms with intent to endanger life, and possession of handguns, silencers and a machine gun.
  • In a routine check the customs officers found in his bag a Kalashnikov machine gun, two pistols with silencers, ammunition and a large number of special pens, which fire bullets.
  • He opened fire, the silencers muffling the gunfire to a small puff noise.

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