Mallet Definition

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[n] 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
[n] a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike percussion instruments
[n] a sports implement with a long handle and a head like a hammer; used in sports (polo or croquet) to hit a ball


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Synonyms

beetle

Misc. Definitions

\Mal"let\, n. [F. maillet, dim. of mail. See {Mall} a beetle.] A small maul with a short handle, -- used esp. for driving a tool, as a chisel or the like; also, a light beetle with a long handle, -- used in playing croquet.

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