Definition of Hail Mary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Hail Mary

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌheɪl ˈmeəri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌheɪl ˈmeri//
 
(pl. Hail Marys)
 
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a Roman Catholic prayer to Mary, the mother of Jesus
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