me·chi·tza (mə-ētsə, -ē-tsä)
n. pl. me·chi·tzas or me·chi·tzot (-tsôt)
1. A partition erected in the seating section of an Orthodox synagogue to prevent the mixing of men and women.
2. The structure defining the boundary of an eruv.
[Mishnaic Hebrew məḥiṣṣâ, partition, from Hebrew ḥāṣaṣ, to divide; see x̣ṣṣ in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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