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Princeton's WordNet

  1. masse, masse shot(noun)

    a shot in billiards made by hitting the cue ball with the cue held nearly vertically; the cue ball spins around another ball before hitting the object ball


  1. massé(Noun)

    A stroke made with the cue held vertically that puts tremendous spin on the cue ball.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Masse(noun)

    alt. of Masse shot

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Masse

    ma-sā′, n. in billiards, a sharp stroke made with the cue perpendicular or nearly so. [Fr.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. masse

    (Fr.). A species of stock-purse, which, during the French monarchy, was lodged in the hands of the regimental treasurer or paymaster, for every sergeant, corporal, drummer, and soldier. The amount retained for each sergeant was vingt deniers per day, and dix deniers for each of the other ranks, according to the establishment, not the effective number of each battalion. Out of these stoppages a settled and regular masse, or stock-purse, was made up, and at the end of every month it was paid into the hands of the major or officer intrusted with the interior management of the corps, and was then appropriated to defray the expense of clothing the different regiments, and lodged in the hands of the directors or inspector-general of clothing.

Anagrams for masse »

  1. mesas

  2. seams

How to pronounce masse?

  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of masse in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of masse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of masse in a Sentence

  1. Francois Hollande:

    Brothers go out with a knife, whatever is needed, attack them, kill them en masse.

  2. John Royal:

    This is the first dismissal of a large group of cases en masse, specifically for the failure of the city to provide discovery of information necessary to prepare a defensive trial.

  3. Flavia Mwangovya:

    Anecdotal evidence, including various reports from police and activists, indicate that in some communities there has been an increase, including girls being subject to FGM en masse.

  4. Thomas Els:

    People are not becoming vegetarians en masse but moral and ethical considerations are playing more of a role.

  5. Cho Hyun-woo:

    If you kill the technology that can make these ships when they are ordered en masse starting 2018, it's painfully obvious the technology will go to China or Japan.

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