Definition of Mace™ noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//meɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//meɪs//
[uncountable] The police
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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 See related entries: The police Word Origin1960s (originally US): probably from mace ‘large stick’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Mace™

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