mall (môl, măl)
1. A large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
2. A street lined with shops and closed to vehicles.
3. A shady public walk or promenade.
4. Chiefly Upstate New York See median.
[After The Mall in London, England, originally a pall-mall alley.]
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