Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A blurred or double impression in printing.
  • transitive v. To blur or double (a printed impression).
  • intransitive v. To become blurred.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A blurred or double impression in printing.
  • v. To blur, or be blurred, in printing, as if there were a double impression.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as macule.
  • v. To blur, or be blurred, in printing, as if there were a double impression.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To spot; maculate; blur; especially, in printing, to make a slipped, blurred, or double impression of. Also macule.
  • n. A spot; specifically, in printing, a blemish in press-work made by a double impression, or by slipping or scraping, or by a wrinkle in the paper. Also macle, macule.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a printed impression that is blurred or doubled

Etymologies

Middle English macule, spot, from Old French, from Latin macula.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • I'd be in trouble for that! mackle says: nice to see that the site renders as intended on a PC ..

    Planet GFMorris

  • I've not actually seen it on one yet! mackle Looks just fine compared to how it looks on my Macs at home.

    Planet GFMorris

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