mackle

[mak-uh l]

noun

a blur in printing, as from a double impression.

verb (used with or without object), mack·led, mack·ling.

to blur, as from a double impression in printing.

Also macule.

Origin of mackle

1585–95; variant of earlier macle, makle; earlier macule macule
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British Dictionary definitions for mackle

mackle

1

macule (ˈmækjuːl)

noun

printing a double or blurred impression caused by shifting paper or type

Word Origin for mackle

C16: via French from Latin macula spot, stain

mackle

2

verb mackles, mackled or mackling (tr)

Midland English dialect to mend hurriedly or in a makeshift way
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