Definition of malengine in English:

malengine

(also mal engine, malengin)

noun

archaic, poetic
  • Evil machination, ill intent; fraud, deceit, guile.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Gower (d. 1408), poet. From Anglo-Norman and Middle French mal engin deception, rarely also difficulty, obstruction from mal evil + engin.

Pronunciation

malengine

/malˈɛndʒɪn/