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Mace, Chemical Mace (noun)
(trademark) a liquid that temporarily disables a person; prepared as an aerosol and sprayed in the face, it irritates the eyes and causes dizziness and immobilization
macebearer, mace, macer (noun)
an official who carries a mace of office
spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed
a ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office or authority
A heavy fighting club.
A ceremonial form of this weapon.
A spice obtained from the outer layer of the kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg.
A common name for some types of tear gas and pepper spray.
A long baton used by some drum majors to keep time and lead a marching band. If this baton is referred to as a mace, by convention it has a ceremonial often decorative head, which, if of metal, usually is hollow and sometimes intricately worked.
To spray in defense or attack with mace (pepper spray, or, formerly, tear gas) using a hand-held device.
To spray a similar noxious chemical in defense or attack using an available hand-held device such as an aerosol spray can.
To hit someone or something with a mace.
A brand of tear gas.
A mace is a blunt weapon, a type of club or virge—that uses a heavy head on the end of a handle to deliver powerful blows. A mace typically consists of a strong, heavy, wooden or metal shaft, often reinforced with metal, featuring a head made of stone, copper, bronze, iron, or steel. The head of a military mace can be shaped with flanges or knobs to allow greater penetration of plate armour. The length of maces can vary considerably. The maces of foot soldiers were usually quite short. The maces of cavalrymen were longer and thus better suited for blows delivered from horseback. Two-handed maces could be even larger. Maces are rarely used today for actual combat, but a large number of government bodies, universities and other institutions have ceremonial maces and continue to display them as symbols of authority. They are often paraded in academic, parliamentary or civic rituals and processions.