from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A trademark for an aerosol used to immobilize an attacker temporarily. This trademark often occurs in print as a verb and noun.

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  • proper noun A brand of tear gas.


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  • Most "Mace" sold today by Mace Security International uses pepper spray rather than tear gas, as CN gas is illegal in many countries.

    March 31, 2011