mel'ee

Mel\'ee

M[^e]`l['e]e"\ (m[asl]`l[asl]"), n. [F., fr. m[^e]ler to mix. See Meddle, Mell, and cf. Mellay.] A fight in which the combatants are mingled in one confused mass; a hand to hand conflict; an affray.
Webster's Revised

Mel\'ee

M[^e]`l['e]e"\, n. A cavalry exercise in which two groups of riders try to cut paper plumes off the helmets of their opponents, the contest continuing until no member of one group retains his plume; -- sometimes called Balaklava m[^e]l['e]e.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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