Meaning of MACE in English


™ / meɪs; NAmE / noun

[ U ] a chemical that makes your eyes and skin sting, that some people, including police officers, carry in spray cans so that they can defend themselves against people attacking them



1960s (originally US): probably from mace large stick .

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