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.
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Arter said were not muzzled, pulled the woman to the ground.
However, there are only four breeds of dog that must be muzzled - pit bull terrier, Japanese tosa, dogo argentino and fila braziliero.
1) A dog cautiously approaches a coiled, muzzled rattlesnake during a snake avoidance clinic Saturday in Canyon Country.
They raised fears it was not being muzzled by its owners in public, as they were advised to do by police.
If it is defined as the catching and killing of animals, then muzzled coursing is not hunting.
Some of the Niemeyers' local supporters gripe that the same school officials who muzzled the boys allowed the installation of a Vietnam War mural many people found objectionable.
The report quotes a so-called "McDonnell Douglas official" as saying, "We are being threatened and muzzled by the administration.
Veronica Lynch, from Dundee, whose daughter Kellie was killed by two Rottweilers she was walking for a family friend in Dunoon in 1989, added: "I'm very clear that all dogs should be muzzled in public places, simple as that.
So before people start calling again for dogs to be kept on leads, muzzled or banned from parks, can I please point out that none of these actions would have saved this child, or the others who have been killed in homes.
He said asking for the dog to be muzzled was "over-the-top" but said Mrs Walker had agreed to do so when Jazz was off the lead.
Speaking on the first anniversary of his death, mum Angela McGlynn called for it to be compulsory for dogs to be muzzled around kids under 12.
Q: CAN you tell me which dogs need to be muzzled by law, as I am thinking of getting a Rottweiler.