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gav·el 1

 (găv′əl)
n.
1. A small mallet, especially:
a. One that a judge or presiding officer raps to signal for order.
b. One that an auctioneer raps to mark the end of a transaction.
2. A maul used by masons in fitting stones.
tr.v. gav·eled, gav·el·ing, gav·els also gav·elled or gav·el·ling
To bring about or compel by using a gavel: "The chairman ... tries to gavel the demonstration to an end" (New Yorker).

[Origin unknown.]

gav·el 2

 (găv′əl)
n.
Tribute or rent in ancient and medieval England.

[Middle English, from Old English gafol; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.]
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gavel

(ˈɡævəl)
n
1. a small hammer used by a chairman, auctioneer, etc, to call for order or attention
2. (Mining & Quarrying) a hammer used by masons to trim rough edges off stones
[C19: of unknown origin]
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gav•el1

(ˈgæv əl)

n., v. -eled, -el•ing or (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling. n.
1. a small mallet used esp. by the presiding officer of a meeting or a judge usu. to signal for attention or order.
2. a similar mallet used by an auctioneer to indicate acceptance of the final bid.
v.t.
3. to begin or put into effect by striking a gavel: to gavel the committee into session.
[1795–1805, Amer.; orig. uncertain]

gav•el2

(ˈgæv əl)

n.
feudal rent or tribute.
[before 900; Middle English govel, Old English gafol, akin to giefan to give; compare gabelle]
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Gavel

 the quantity of grain to make a sheaf; a bundle of hay, rushes, or similar grasses, 1611. See also math.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gavel - a small mallet used by a presiding officer or a judgegavel - a small mallet used by a presiding officer or a judge
beetle, 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
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Translations

gavel

[ˈgævl] Nmartillo m (de presidente de reunión o subastador)
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gavel

[ˈgævəl] nmarteau m (de commissaire-priseur, de magistrat, etc)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

gavel

nHammer m
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gavel

[ˈgævl] nmartelletto
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References in periodicals archive ?
Parties were advised after CJ De Castro gavelled the adjournment.
Supreme Court PIO (@SCPh_PIO) September 5, 2018 "Parties were advised after Chief Justice De Castro gavelled the adjournment," SC PIO added.