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melee

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See also mêlée

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Etymology

Borrowed from French mêlée, from Old French meslee, feminine past participle of mesler (to mix), derived from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] miscere (to mix).

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Noun

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melee

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  1. Hand-to-hand combat; mano-à-mano.
  2. A naval or armor battle at an abnormally close range, extending even to disorganized crowds of people or traffic jams, using no ammunition.

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