1) N-COUNT A silencer is a device that is fitted onto a gun to make it very quiet when it is fired.

...a pistol that was equipped with a silencer.

2) N-COUNT A silencer is a device on a car exhaust that makes it quieter. [BRIT]
(in AM, use muffler)

English dictionary. 2008.

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