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mullion

[muhl-yuh n] /ˈmʌl yən/
noun
1.
a vertical member, as of stone or wood, between the lights of a window, the panels in wainscoting, or the like.
2.
one of the radiating bars of a rose window or the like.
verb (used with object)
3.
to furnish with, or to form into divisions by the use of, mullions.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; metathetic variant of monial
Related forms
unmullioned, adjective
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Examples for mullion
  • Install new mullion cover and existing wood blocking.
  • The reinforcement extends the length of the mullion.
  • mullion calculations were performed for a generic rectangular hollow aluminum sections.
  • The fixed meeting rail is secured to integral mullion with screws.
  • Cut mullion full height of opening and anchor directly to window frame on each side.
British Dictionary definitions for mullion

mullion

/ˈmʌlɪən/
noun
1.
a vertical member between the casements or panes of a window or the panels of a screen
2.
one of the ribs on a rock face
verb
3.
(transitive) to furnish (a window, screen, etc) with mullions
Word Origin
C16: variant of Middle English munial, from Old French moinel, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for mullion
mullion
"vertical column between the lights of a window," 1560s, metathesis of M.E. moyniel, from Anglo-Fr. moinel, noun use of moienel (adj.) "middle," from O.Fr. meien "intermediate, mean." Related: Mullioned.
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Slang definitions & phrases for mullion

mullion

noun

An unattractive person: Either you're a mullion, a dog

[1970s+ Baseball; origin unknown]


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