mascle

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English[edit]

The coat of arms of Salsigne, France, featuring a mascle
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English mascle, maskel, from Old French mascle, macle, from Medieval Latin mascula, from a Germanic source (compare English mesh).[1] Doublet of mail.

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Noun[edit]

mascle (plural mascles)

  1. (historical) A lozenge-shaped piece of metal, used in making scale mail.
  2. (heraldry) A lozenge with a smaller lozenge-shaped hole in the centre.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ mascle”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin masclus, from Latin masculus.

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Noun[edit]

mascle m (plural mascles)

  1. a male
  2. pin, peg, plug
    connector masclemale connector
  3. tap (tool for cutting internal screw threads)

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Adjective[edit]

mascle (feminine mascla, masculine and feminine plural mascles)

  1. (figuratively) energetic in a virile manner

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

mascle

  1. vocative singular of masclus

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

mascle

  1. Alternative form of male

Adjective[edit]

mascle

  1. Alternative form of male