Definition of silencer in English:


Line breaks: si¦len|cer
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪlənsə


  • 1British A device fixed to the exhaust of a motor vehicle to reduce engine noise.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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