earmuff

[ eer-muhf ]
/ ˈɪərˌmʌf /

noun

either of a pair of often adjustable coverings for protecting the ears in cold weather.

Nearby words

  1. early wood,
  2. early, jubal anderson,
  3. early-type star,
  4. early-warning system,
  5. earmark,
  6. earmuffs,
  7. earn,
  8. earn one's keep,
  9. earn one's stripes,
  10. earn, loch

Origin of earmuff

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; ear1 + muff

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British Dictionary definitions for earmuff

earmuff

/ (ˈɪəˌmʌf) /

noun

one of a pair of pads of fur or cloth, joined by a headband, for keeping the ears warm
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