Origin of moulin

1855–60; < French < Late Latin molīnum mill1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of moulin

Historical Examples of moulin

  • The general's orders are that all are to join him at Moulin, in two days' time.

    No Surrender!

    G. A. Henty

  • Beaufort had said that later on he might go to the Moulin Rouge.


    Leonard Merrick

  • Down they come from the “Moulin Rouge,” shouting, singing, and yelling.

    The Real Latin Quarter

    F. Berkeley Smith

  • I had arranged to meet a girl at the Moulin Rouge, and Wilde told me not to go.

  • The next step was to insure the abdication of Gohier and Moulin.

British Dictionary definitions for moulin


  1. a vertical shaft in a glacier, maintained by a constant descending stream of water and debris

Word Origin for moulin

C19: from French: a mill


  1. Jean (ʒɑ̃). 1899–1943, French lawyer and Resistance hero; Chairman of the National Council of the Resistance (1943): tortured to death by the Nazis
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