- a vertical member, as of stone or wood, between the lights of a window, the panels in wainscoting, or the like.
- one of the radiating bars of a rose window or the like.
- to furnish with, or to form into divisions by the use of, mullions.
Origin of mullion
Examples from the Web for mullion
The other end of the rope he now knotted very firmly to a mullion.The Strolling Saint
I discovered, too, that Tamsin had ridden from Kynance to Mullion on horseback.The Birthright
In the tracery beneath, at the head of the mullion, was a statue.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely
W. D. Sweeting
There was an Italian steamer, now, that went ashore at Mullion.In the West Country
Francis A. Knight
She had been once to Cornwall, to Mullion and it had been just like that!Fortitude
- a vertical member between the casements or panes of a window or the panels of a screen
- one of the ribs on a rock face
- (tr) to furnish (a window, screen, etc) with mullions
Word Origin and History for mullion
"vertical column between the lights of a window," 1560s, metathesis of Middle English moyniel (early 14c.), from Anglo-French moinel, noun use of moienel (adj.) "middle," from Old French meien "intermediate, mean" (see mean (adj.)). Related: Mullioned.