chemical mace
Mace Mace, prop. n. [Trademark.] A chemical preparation containing tear gas in a solvent, packaged in the form of a spray, and used to temporarily incapacitate people, such as rioters or criminals, by causing intense eye and skin irritation; also called {chemical mace}. It is designed to be a non-lethal weapon for defending against violent people. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Chemical Mace — noun (trademark) a liquid that temporarily disables a person; prepared as an aerosol and sprayed in the face, it irritates the eyes and causes dizziness and immobilization • Syn: ↑Mace • Usage Domain: ↑trademark, ↑trademark (for: ↑Mace) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chemical Mace — Trademark. Mace. * * * …   Universalium

  • Mace (spray) — Mace is a tear gas in the form of an aerosol spray which propels a lachrymatory agent mixed with a volatile solvent. It is sometimes used as a self defense device. This form of Mace is legal in very few countries, thus its use is becoming… …   Wikipedia

  • Mace — (n.3) chemical spray originally used in riot control, 1966, technically Chemical Mace, a proprietary name (General Ordnance Equipment Corp, Pittsburgh, Pa.), probably so called for its use as a weapon, in reference to MACE (Cf. mace) (1). The… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Mace — Mace, prop. n. [Trademark.] A chemical preparation containing tear gas in a solvent, packaged in the form of a spray, and used to temporarily incapacitate people, such as rioters or criminals, by causing intense eye and skin irritation; also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mace — [mās] [< MACE1] trademark for a chemical compound, prepared for use in aerosol containers, that has the combined effect of a tear gas and a nerve gas, temporarily stunning its victims: in full Chemical Mace n. [often m ] such a compound, or a… …   English World dictionary

  • Mace® — /mās/ noun A type of tear gas (also Chemical Mace) transitive verb (also without cap) to spray, attack or disable with Mace …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mace — /mays/, Trademark. a nonlethal spray containing purified tear gas and chemical solvents that temporarily incapacitate a person mainly by causing eye and skin irritations: used esp. as a means of subduing rioters. Also called Chemical Mace. /mays/ …   Universalium

  • mace someone’s face — [mes...] tv. to do something drastic to someone, such as spraying mace in the face. (Chemical Mace™ is a brand of tear gas sold in pressurized cans for personal protection.) □ Do you want me to mace your face? Then shut up! □ I look at him, and… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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