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mal·let

 (măl′ĭt)
n.
1.
a. A short-handled hammer, usually with a cylindrical head of wood, used chiefly to drive a chisel or wedge.
b. A similar tool with a rubber, leather, or plastic head, used to strike a surface without damaging it.
2. Sports A long-handled implement used to strike a ball, as in croquet and polo.
3. Music A light hammer with a rounded head for striking a percussion instrument.

[Middle English mailet, mallet, from Old French maillet, diminutive of mail, maul; see maul.]

mallet

(ˈmælɪt)
n
1. (Tools) a tool resembling a hammer but having a large head of wood, copper, lead, leather, etc, used for driving chisels, beating sheet metal, etc
2. (Croquet) a long stick with a head like a hammer used to strike the ball in croquet or polo
3. (Polo) a long stick with a head like a hammer used to strike the ball in croquet or polo
4. (Railways) chiefly US a very large powerful steam locomotive with a conventional boiler but with two separate articulated engine units
[C15: from Old French maillet wooden hammer, diminutive of mail maul (n)]

mal•let

(ˈmæl ɪt)

n.
1. a hammerlike tool with an enlarged head, typically of wood, used for driving another tool, as a chisel, or for striking a surface without causing damage.
2. a light hammer used in playing a vibraphone, xylophone, etc.
3. the implement used to strike a ball in croquet or polo.
[1375–1425; < Middle French =mail maul + -et -et]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mallet - a sports implement with a long handle and a head like a hammermallet - a sports implement with a long handle and a head like a hammer; used in sports (polo or croquet) to hit a ball
croquet mallet - a mallet used to strike the ball in croquet
polo mallet, polo stick - a mallet used to strike the ball in polo
sports implement - an implement used in a sport
2.mallet - a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.mallet - a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.
drumstick - a stick used for playing a drum
percussion instrument, percussive instrument - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
3.mallet - a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden)mallet - a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing
carpenter's mallet - a short-handled mallet with a wooden head used to strike a chisel or wedge
gavel - a small mallet used by a presiding officer or a judge
hammer - a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking
Translations
مِضْرَب خَشَبيمِطْرَقَه
palicepaličkapálka
træhammertrækølle
mailanuija
fakalapácsütő
hamarkrokket-/pólókylfa
medinis plaktukas
āmuriņškoka āmursnūja
drevené kladivko

mallet

[ˈmælɪt] N (Carpentry, Sport) → mazo m

mallet

[ˈmælɪt] nmaillet mmall rat n (US) jeune désœuvré(e) qui passe son temps à errer dans les centres commerciaux

mallet

nHolzhammer m; (Croquet) → (Krocket)hammer m; (Polo) → (Polo)schläger m

mallet

[ˈmælɪt] n (tool) → mazzuolo; (in croquet) → maglio; (in polo) → mazza

mallet

(ˈmӕlit) noun
1. a type of small wooden hammer. We hammered the tent pegs into the ground with a mallet.
2. a long-handled wooden hammer for playing croquet or polo.
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