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mullion

[ muhl-yuhn ]
/ ˈmʌl yən /
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noun
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.
verb (used with object)
to furnish with, or to form into divisions by the use of, mullions.
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Origin of mullion

First recorded in 1560–70; metathetic variant of monial

OTHER WORDS FROM mullion

un·mul·lioned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mullion

mullion
/ (ˈmʌlɪən) /

noun
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
verb
(tr) to furnish (a window, screen, etc) with mullions

Word Origin for mullion

C16: variant of Middle English munial, from Old French moinel, of unknown origin
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