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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.
References in classic literature ?
Now, Miss Jo, I'll settle you, and get in first," cried the young gentleman, swinging his mallet for another blow.
and withdrawing it from the fold that had hidden it, he held up a white arm of sperm whale bone, terminating in a wooden head like a mallet.
She went and hired a room for her with old Widow Mallet, and she gave her knitting and needlework when she was able to do it; and when she was ill she sent her dinners and many nice, comfortable things, and was like a mother to her.
People rose up wild all over the house, straining and staring for a better look at him, and the judge was hammering with his mallet and the sheriff yelling "Order--order in the court--order
There I was im- mediately set to calking, and very soon learned the art of using my mallet and irons.
I saw, with the utmost surprise, an old Moor enter my chamber, with a kind of small dagger, all over rusty, and a mallet in his hand, and three cups of horn about half a foot long.
The commissary took up an iron mallet and knocked thrice, every blow seeming to Dantes as if struck on his heart.
D'Artagnan was perhaps about to reply, when a blow, similar to that of a mallet falling on the head of an ox, was heard.
Every man is provided with a picket with an iron head, a mallet, and hobbles, or leathern fetters for the horses.
The mallet is made of a hard heavy wood resembling ebony, is about twelve inches in length, and perhaps two in breadth, with a rounded handle at one end, and in shape is the exact counterpart of one of our four-sided razor-strops.
The hunter paused, and looked cautiously around the room, when, laughing again, he shoved the steward gently from his post, and removing the bedclothes, discovered a hole recently cut in the logs with a mallet and chisel.
These fortifications belonged neither to the Dutch method of Marollais, nor to the French method of the Chevalier Antoine de Ville, but to the system of Manesson Mallet, a skillful engineer, who about six or eight years previously had quitted the service of Portugal to enter that of France.