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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Geographical Definition


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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