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mace



Pronunciation: (mās), [key]
n.
1. a clublike armor-breaking weapon of war, often with a flanged or spiked metal head, used chiefly in the Middle Ages.
2. a ceremonial staff carried before or by certain officials as a symbol of office.
3. macebearer.
4. Billiards.a light stick with a flat head, formerly used at times instead of a cue.

mace



Pronunciation: (mās), [key]
n.
a spice ground from the layer between a nutmeg shell and its outer husk, resembling nutmeg in flavor.

Mace



Pronunciation: (mās), [key] Trademark.
a nonlethal spray containing purified tear gas and chemical solvents that temporarily incapacitate a person mainly by causing eye and skin irritations: used esp. as a means of subduing rioters. Also called Chemical Mace.

Mace



Pronunciation: (mās), [key]
v.t., Maced, Mac•ing.
(sometimes l.c.) to attack with Mace spray.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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