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- adj. Possessing or resembling a malleus, or another structure shaped like a hammer.
- adj. Having a surface with shallow round indentations, resembling copper that has been hammered.
- v. To beat into shape with a hammer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To hammer; to beat into a plate or leaf.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To hammer; form into a plate or leaf by beating.
- In rotifers, having the mallei stout, the manubria and unci being of equal length: as, the malleate type of trophi.
From Latin malleātus, perfect passive participle of *malleō, related to malleus ("a hammer, mallet"). (Wiktionary)