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Meaning of mace

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. a light stick with a flat head, formerly used at times instead of a cue.

mace

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

Mace

Pronunciation: (mās), [key]
— Trademark. Trademark.
  1. 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

Mace

Pronunciation: (mās), [key]
— Maced, Mac•ing.
  1. (sometimes l.c.) to attack with Mace spray.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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