- a blot or blur
- a blurred sheet
Origin of mackleFrench macule from Classical Latin macula, a spot, stain
intransitive verb-·led, -·ling
to print blurred or double; blur
A blurred or double impression in printing.
verbmack·led, mack·ling, mack·les, also mac·uled mac·ul·ing 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.