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earmuff

[ eer-muhf ]
/ ˈɪərˌmʌf /

noun

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

Nearby words

early wood, early, jubal anderson, early-type star, early-warning system, earmark, earmuff, earmuffs, earn, earn one's keep, earn one's stripes, 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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