Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A fashionable street in London, England, noted as the site of St. James's Palace and many private clubs. It derives its name from the game pall-mall, which was played on the grounds in front of the palace in the 1600s.

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  • proper noun A fashionable street in Westminster, leading from Trafalgar Square, via the Haymarket, to St James; it is the home of many select gentlemen's clubs.

Etymologies

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From the pall mall, the name of a game once played there.

Examples

  • If you have visited London you will probably have walked along the street called Pall Mall, which name is derived from an old game fashionable in the reign of Charles II.

    Old English Sports

  • The idea is the brainchild of Hub Westminster - a new studio for start-ups in Pall Mall, which is backed by characters left.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • For instance, Altria's Philip Morris USA unit instituted an eight cents a pack price hike on brands including Marlboro, Virginia Slims and Merit, while Reynolds American implemented a similar-sized increase for Camel, Pall Mall and American Spirit.

    Tobacco Net Gets Price Kick

  • London-based BAT, the maker of cigarette brands such as Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike and Pall Mall, said net profit rose to

    BAT Says Tax Boosts Weigh on Cigarette Sales

  • Not that the ha'penny press matters - but the United Service and Pall Mall do, with their raised eyebrows and faintly critical astonishment.

    Watershed

  • Revenue at the maker of Camel and Pall Mall decreased 6.6% to $1.92 billion.

    Reynolds Net Declines 98% on Charges

  • He added that the company, maker of cigarette brands including Camel, Winston, Kool and Pall Mall, expects smuggling to increase because rising excise taxes are creating more incentive.

    States Go to War on Cigarette Smuggling

  • The company's R.J. Reynolds Tobacco subsidiary, whose brands include Camel and Pall Mall, saw U.S. volume fall 6.3% in the quarter.

    Reynolds American Posts Lower Net

  • The Smyrna Coffee House was the meeting place of choice for leading members of the Whig Party, while members of the Tory Party met at the Cocoa-Tree, both in Pall Mall.

    Chocolate, Tea, Coffee

  • The Smyrna Coffee House was the meeting place of choice for leading members of the Whig Party, while members of the Tory Party met at the Cocoa-Tree, both in Pall Mall.

    Archive 2009-03-01

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