Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “Mace”

Mace

noun [U]     /meɪs/ trademark
a chemical in a container that, when sprayed (= forced out in small drops) into a person's face, causes pain in the eyes and tears to be producedHand weaponsHandguns and rifles
(Definition of Mace noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of Mace

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Hand weapons, but you might be interested in these topics from the Weapons and explosives topic area:

Definitions of “Mace” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

friendship

a situation in which two people are friends

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More