Mule

Definition of Mule

Pronunciation: mūl
n.1.(Zool.) A hybrid animal; specifically, one generated between an ass and a mare. Sometimes the term is applied to the offspring of a horse and a she-ass, but that hybrid is more properly termed a hinny. See Hinny.
2.(Bot.) A plant or vegetable produced by impregnating the pistil of one species with the pollen or fecundating dust of another; - called also hybrid.
3.A very stubborn person.
4.A machine, used in factories, for spinning cotton, wool, etc., into yarn or thread and winding it into cops; - called also jenny and mule-jenny.
5.A slipper that has no fitting around the heel.
Mule armadillo
(Zool.) a long-eared armadillo (Tatusia hybrida), native of Buenos Ayres; - called also mulita. See Illust. under Armadillo.
Mule deer
(Zool.) a large deer (Cervus macrotis syn. Cariacus macrotis) of the Western United States. The name refers to its long ears.
Mule pulley
(Mach.) an idle pulley for guiding a belt which transmits motion between shafts that are not parallel.
Mule twist
cotton yarn in cops, as spun on a mule; - in distinction from yarn spun on a throstle frame.

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