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moline

[ moh-lin, moh-lahyn ]
/ ˈmoʊ lɪn, moʊˈlaɪn /
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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.
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Origin of moline

1555–65; <Anglo-French *moliné, equivalent to molinmill1 + <Latin -ātus-ate1

Other definitions for moline (2 of 2)

Moline
[ moh-leen ]
/ moʊˈlin /

noun
a city in NW Illinois, on the Mississippi.
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British Dictionary definitions for moline

moline
/ (məˈlaɪn) /

adjective
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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