muzzle

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muzzle

1. the projecting part of the face, usually the jaws and nose, of animals such as the dog and horse
2. a guard or strap fitted over an animal's nose and jaws to prevent it biting or eating

muzzle

[′məz·əl]
(ordnance)
The end of the barrel of a gun from which the bullet or projectile emerges.
(vertebrate zoology)
The snout of an animal, as a dog or horse.