mo·​line mə-ˈlēn How to pronounce moline (audio) -ˈlīn How to pronounce moline (audio)
of a heraldic cross
: having the end of each arm forked and recurved see cross illustration

Word History


Anglo-French *moliné, from molin mill, from Late Latin molinum — more at mill

First Known Use

1562, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of moline was in 1562

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Cite this Entry

“Moline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Mo·​line mō-ˈlēn How to pronounce Moline (audio)
city on the Mississippi River in northwestern Illinois population 43,483

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