Masked (?), a.


Wearing a mask or masks; characterized by masks; cincealed; hidden.

2. Bot.

Same as Personate.

3. Zool.

Having the anterior part of the head differing decidedly in color from the rest of the plumage; -- said of birds.

Masked ball, a ball in which the dancers wear masks. -- Masked battery Mil., a battery so placed as not to be seen by an enemy until it opens fire. H. L. Scott. -- Masked crab Zool., a European crab (Corystes cassivelaunus) with markings on the carapace somewhat resembling a human face. -- Masked pig Zool., a Japanese domestic hog (Sus pliciceps). Its face is deeply furrowed.


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