|1.||a club, usually having a spiked metal head, used esp in the Middle Ages|
|2.||a ceremonial staff of office carried by certain officials|
|4.||an early form of billiard cue|
|[C13: from Old French, probably from Vulgar Latin mattea (unattested); apparently related to Latin mateola mallet]|
Mace or MACE (mās)
An alternate trademark used for Chemical Mace, an aerosol used to immobilize an attacker temporarily.