[ moh-lin, moh-lahyn ]
/ ˈmoʊ lɪn, moʊˈlaɪn /

adjective Heraldry.

(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.

Origin of moline

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

Definition for moline (2 of 2)

[ moh-leen ]
/ moʊˈlin /


a city in NW Illinois, on the Mississippi. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for moline

/ (məˈlaɪn) /


heraldry (of a cross) having arms of equal length, forked and curved back at the ends

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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