Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In rotifers, having the mallei stout, the manubria and unci being of equal length: as, the malleate type of trophi.
  • To hammer; form into a plate or leaf by beating.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To hammer; to beat into a plate or leaf.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective zoology Possessing or resembling a malleus, or another structure shaped like a hammer.
  • adjective malacology Having a surface with shallow round indentations, resembling copper that has been hammered.
  • verb rare To beat into shape with a hammer.

Etymologies

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From Latin malleātus, perfect passive participle of *malleō, related to malleus ("a hammer, mallet").

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