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[moh-lin, moh-lahyn]
adjective Heraldry.
  1. (of a cross) having arms of equal length, split and curved back at the ends, used especially as the cadency mark of an eighth son: a cross moline.
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Origin of moline

1555–65; < Anglo-French *moliné, equivalent to molin mill1 + < Latin -ātus -ate1


  1. a city in NW Illinois, on the Mississippi.
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  1. heraldry (of a cross) having arms of equal length, forked and curved back at the ends
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Word Origin for moline

C16: probably from Anglo-French moliné, from molin mill 1, referring to the arms curved back like the ends of a mill-rind
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