from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)


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