from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A short-handled hammer, usually with a cylindrical head of wood, used chiefly to drive a chisel or wedge.
- n. A tool with a large head, used to strike a surface without damaging it.
- n. Sports A long-handled implement used to strike a ball, as in croquet and polo.
- n. Music A light hammer with a rounded head for striking a percussion instrument.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small maul with a short handle, used especially for driving a tool, as a chisel or the like.
- n. A weapon resembling the tool, but typically much larger.
- n. A light beetle with a long handle used in playing croquet.
- n. The stick used to strike the ball in the sport of polo.
- v. To strike with a mallet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small beetle or wooden hammer used by carpenters, stonecutters, printers, etc., chiefly for driving another tool, as a chisel, or the like. It is wielded with one hand, while the heavier mall requires the use of both hands.
- n. The wooden hammer used to strike the balls in the game of croquet.
- n. A dental hammer or plugger. See hammer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.
- n. a sports implement with a long handle and a head like a hammer; used in sports (polo or croquet) to hit a ball
- 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
February 23rd, 2010 at 11: 35 pm whos mallet is it anyway??? lol sounds awesome!
The mallet is traded in for an ax, and the topiary zoo on the front lawn is omitted.
Stone Soup-Don’t make Him dig the ba’Sin mallet out of your mother!
Hey, The Mighty Fek’lhr is the one with the ba’Sin mallet!
In elephant polo, however, your mallet is an unwieldy nine-feet long, and it's easy to lose sight of the ball under the massive animals.
"Well, a mallet is a small beetle, without rings."
* BUYERS TIP: With putters, if you like to balance back and forth on a straight line, then a mallet is the answer.
Back in the sport's infancy, say 2005, the mallet was a primitive device - wood, heavy, like its cousin in croquet.
I didn't see "mallet" in malleus and read Bad'n'Badder.
But? it did not have the 'mallet' for banging on the other notes.
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