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1. The opening or space inclosed by the threads of a net between knot and knot, or the threads inclosing such a space; network; a net. A golden mesh to entrap the hearts of men. (Shak)

2. The engagement of the teeth of wheels, or of a wheel and rack. Mesh stick, a stick on which the mesh is formed in netting.

Origin: AS. Masc, max, mscre; akin to D. Maas, masche, OHG. Masca, Icel. Moskvi; cf. Lith. Mazgas a knot, megsti to weave nets, to knot.