(North American muffler) Device in the exhaust system of automobiles and motorbikes. Gases leave the engine at supersonic speeds, and the exhaust system and silencer are designed to slow them down, thereby silencing them.
Some silencers use baffle plates (plates with holes, which disrupt the airflow), others use perforated tubes and an expansion box (a large chamber that slows down airflow).A device inserted in the exhaust system that is designed to reduce noise; SYN. muffler.
Prigušnica, muzički kašalj, dempfer.