muzzle (animal)

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The elongated nose/mouth bone structure of the face of an animal such as a dog or a deer. The same word is also used for the fastening device that may be placed around an animal's mouth to prevent it from biting or to restrict eating.

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"Close-up of a female marsh deer in Itirapina, São Paulo state, Brazil, February 27, 2013" by Jonathan Wilkins is licensed under CC BY-SA.