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
How about an earplug hack: filters from (unused) cigarettes? colorebel
The torture eventually became so great that I started bringing a transistor radio, and an earplug, to listen to Yankee games.
"They're on 37th and Park," I heard one operative wearing an earplug whisper to another.
And certainly, I can empathize with the idea that there are moments where certainly, you always look for opportunities to be able to do your job and to do it well, but there are times when I have definitely wanted to put in the metaphoric earplug.
If they can send a man to the moon, for God's sake, why couldn't they invent a total sound-deafening earplug?
One tip would be to get actual earplug style headphones.
There was an earplug lying slug-dead on an empty chair and a sign reading INSERT EARPLUG IN EAR, PLACE YOUR
Those damn vuvuzela horns aren't pissing everybody off in South Africa -- TMZ has learned earplug sales have gone through the roof since the World Cup began on Thursday.
I removed my right earplug and placed it on the book cover, curious whether the cover girl could reach outside the confines of her two-dimensional world to grab it.
Carmin withstood my frenzied attack, snatched the earplug from my desk, and shoved it back in my ear.