[ mak-uhl ]
/ ˈmæk əl /
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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.
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Origin of mackle
1585–95; variant of earlier macle, makle; earlier maculemacule
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British Dictionary definitions for mackle (1 of 2)
/ (ˈmækəl) /
printing a double or blurred impression caused by shifting paper or type
Word Origin for mackle
C16: via French from Latin macula spot, stain
British Dictionary definitions for mackle (2 of 2)
/ (ˈmækəl) /
verb mackles, mackled or mackling (tr)
Midland English dialect to mend hurriedly or in a makeshift way
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