Mechlin definition by Webster's New World
a fine lace made in Mechelen, with the design clearly outlined by a heavier thread
also Mechlin lace
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Mechlin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also Mech·e·len or Ma·lines
A city of north-central Belgium north-northeast of Brussels. Founded in the early Middle Ages, it enjoyed its greatest prosperity during the 15th and early 16th centuries. Population: 78,900.
A lace in which the pattern details are defined by a flat thread. Also called malines.
Origin: After Mechlin1.