- a blot or blur
- a blurred sheet
Origin of mackleFrench macule ; from Classical Latin macula, a spot, stain
, -·led, -·ling
to print blurred or double; blur
A blurred or double impression in printing.
verbmack·led, mack·ling, mack·les also mac·uled or mac·ul·ing or mac·ules
To blur or double (a printed impression).
To become blurred.
Origin of mackleMiddle English macule, spot, from Old French, from Latin macula.
(third-person singular simple present mackles, present participle mackling, simple past and past participle mackled)
- (obsolete) To blur, or be blurred, in printing, as if there were a double impression.