moulin

[moo-lan]
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noun

a nearly vertical shaft or cavity worn in a glacier by surface water falling through a crack in the ice.

Nearby words

  1. moulding,
  2. moulding board,
  3. mouldwarp,
  4. mouldy,
  5. mouldy fig,
  6. moulin rouge,
  7. moulins,
  8. moulmein,
  9. moult,
  10. moultrie

Origin of moulin

1855–60; < French < Late Latin molīnum mill1

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British Dictionary definitions for moulin

moulin

noun

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

Moulin

noun

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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