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English definition of “mule”

mule

noun [C] uk   /mjuːl/ us  

mule noun [C] (ANIMAL)

an animal whose mother is a horse and whose father is a donkey, used especially for transporting goods

mule noun [C] (PERSON)

a person who agrees to carry illegal drugs into another country in return for payment by the person selling the drugs: These very poor women who are used as mules by drug barons often get long prison sentences.

mule noun [C] (SHOE)

a woman's shoe or slipper that has no back
(Definition of mule from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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