Mechlin

noun

Mech·​lin ˈme-klən How to pronounce Mechlin (audio)
: a delicate bobbin lace used for dresses and millinery

Word History

Etymology

Mechlin, Belgium

First Known Use

1689, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mechlin was in 1689

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Cite this Entry

“Mechlin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mechlin. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Geographical Definition

Mechlin

geographical name

Mech·​lin ˈme-klən How to pronounce Mechlin (audio)
variants or Flemish Mechelen or French Malines
commune in Flanders, northern Belgium population 83,000
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