Muff

Definition of Muff

Pronunciation: mŭf
n.1.A soft cover of cylindrical form, usually of fur, worn by women to shield the hands from cold.
2.(Mech.) A short hollow cylinder surrounding an object, as a pipe.
3.(Glass Manuf.) A blown cylinder of glass which is afterward flattened out to make a sheet.
4.A stupid fellow; a poor-spirited person.
5.(Baseball) A failure to hold a ball when once in the hands.
6.(Zool.) The whitethroat.
v. t.1.To handle awkwardly; to fumble; to fail to hold, as a ball, in catching it.
[imp. & p. p. Muffed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Muffing.]

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