Mash tun, a large tub used in making mash and wort.

(Mash), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mashed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mashing.] [Akin to G. meischen, maischen, to mash, mix, and prob. to mischen, E. mix. See 2d Mash.] To convert into a mash; to reduce to a soft pulpy state by beating or pressure; to bruise; to crush; as, to mash apples in a mill, or potatoes with a pestle. Specifically (Brewing), to convert, as malt, or malt and meal, into the mash which makes wort.

Mashing tub, a tub for making the mash in breweries and distilleries; — called also mash tun, and mash vat.

(Mash"er) n.

1. One who, or that which, mashes; also (Brewing), a machine for making mash.

2. A charmer of women. [Slang] London Punch.

(Mash"lin) n. See Maslin.

(Mash"y) a. Produced by crushing or bruising; resembling, or consisting of, a mash.

(Mask) n. [F. masque, LL. masca, mascha, mascus; cf. Sp. & Pg. máscara, It. maschera; all fr. Ar. maskharat buffoon, fool, pleasantry, anything ridiculous or mirthful, fr. sakhira to ridicule, to laugh at. Cf. Masque, Masquerade.]

1. A cover, or partial cover, for the face, used for disguise or protection; as, a dancer's mask; a fencer's mask; a ball player's mask.

2. That which disguises; a pretext or subterfuge.

3. A festive entertainment of dancing or other diversions, where all wear masks; a masquerade; hence, a revel; a frolic; a delusive show. Bacon.

This thought might lead me through the world's vain mask.

4. A dramatic performance, formerly in vogue, in which the actors wore masks and represented mythical or allegorical characters.

(Mas`cu*lin"i*ty) n. The state or quality of being masculine; masculineness.

(Mase) n. & v. See Maze. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Mas"e*lyn) n. A drinking cup. See 1st Maslin, 2. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Ma"ser) n. Same as Mazer.

(Mash) n. A mesh. [Obs.]

(Mash), n. [Akin to G. meisch, maisch, meische, maische, mash, wash, and prob. to AS. miscian to mix. See Mix.]

1. A mass of mixed ingredients reduced to a soft pulpy state by beating or pressure; a mass of anything in a soft pulpy state. Specifically (Brewing), ground or bruised malt, or meal of rye, wheat, corn, or other grain (or a mixture of malt and meal) steeped and stirred in hot water for making the wort.

2. A mixture of meal or bran and water fed to animals.

3. A mess; trouble. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.

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