Associations to the word «Mule»


MULE, noun. A generally sterile male or female hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse.
MULE, noun. A generally sterile hybrid offspring of any two species of animals.
MULE, noun. A hybrid plant.
MULE, noun. (informal) A stubborn person.
MULE, noun. (slang) A person paid to smuggle drugs.
MULE, noun. (numismatics) A coin or medal minted with obverse and reverse designs not normally seen on the same piece, either intentionally or in error.
MULE, noun. (gaming) A character on an MMORPG used mainly to store extra inventory of the owner's primary character.
MULE, noun. A shoe that has no fitting or strap around the heel, but which covers the foot.
MULE ARMADILLO, noun. (archaic) Dasypus hybridus, the southern long-nosed armadillo.
MULE BELL, noun. A bell hung on a mule. [from 19th c.]
MULE DEER, noun. Odocoileus hemionus, a species of deer found in western North America.
MULE KILLER, noun. (US) (southern US) Any of various unrelated arthropods, including the whip scorpion, velvet ant, mantis, wheel bug, and walking stick insect, that have been erroneously believed to kill livestock by stinging them or being swallowed.
MULE KILLERS, noun. Plural of mule killer
MULE PULLEY, noun. An idle pulley for guiding a belt which transmits motion between shafts that are not parallel.
MULE SKINNER, noun. Muleteer, a driver of one or more mules
MULE SPINNERS' CANCER, noun. An epithelioma of the scrotum, believed to be caused by exposure to mineral oil.
MULE TRAIN, noun. A connected or unconnected line of mules, pulling or carrying cargo or riders
MULE TRAIN, noun. A log truck configuration consisting of a straight truck pulling a 4 wheel wagon. Loaded, it will typically have two stacks of 'short logs', typically 16-24 feet in length, one on the truck and one on the trailer.
MULE TWIST, noun. Cotton yarn in cops, as spun on a mule; in distinction from yarn spun on a throstle frame

Dictionary definition

MULE, noun. Hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse; usually sterile.
MULE, noun. A slipper that has no fitting around the heel.

Wise words

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Alexander Pope