Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An object made of a soft, pliable material, such as cotton or rubber, and fitted into the ear canal to block the entry of water or sound.
  • n. An earphone, especially one that fits into the ear.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A piece of protective clothing that is meant to be inserted in the ear canal to protect the wearer's hearing from loud noises or the intrusion of water.
  • v. To fit with earplugs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an earphone that is inserted into the ear canal
  • n. a plug of cotton, wax, or rubber that is fitted into the ear canal for protection against the entry of water or loud noise

Etymologies

ear +‎ plug (Wiktionary)

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