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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 from the web for mullioned
  • Most of the depot's windows are double-hung with mullioned upper sash.
  • The building design included rose brick outer walls two feet thick, crenelated towers and mullioned windows.
  • Country houses henceforth spurned defense, admitting light and air through their many mullioned windows.
British Dictionary definitions for mullioned

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 mullioned

mullion

n.

"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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for mullioned

mullion

noun

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

[1970s+ Baseball; origin unknown]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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