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Pronunciation: [mˈalɪt] (IPA)

A mallet is a tool used to strike or beat objects that require a softer blow. Synonyms for the word mallet include hammer, gavel, mace, pounder, and club. A hammer is a hand tool with a heavy metal head and a handle used for driving nails, breaking objects, or shaping metal. A gavel is typically used by a judge or auctioneer for striking a surface to signal the opening or closing of a meeting. A mace is a ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of authority or power. A pounder is typically used for tenderizing meat or pounding spices. A club is a heavy weapon or instrument used for striking blows.

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Usage examples for Mallet

Dr. mallet was surprised, that is as far as anything of this kind could surprise him.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
They are the wedge an you are the mallet.
"Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia"
Seba Smith
Why do not the trustees and elders take a mallet or an axe, and with one blow put him out of his misery?
"Around The Tea-Table"
T. De Witt Talmage

Famous quotes with Mallet

  • There are some who say that Time is itself a hammer; that each slow second marks another tap that makes big rocks into little rocks, waterfalls into canyons, cliffs into beaches. There are some who say that Time is instead a blade. They see the dance of its razored tip, poised like a venomous snake, forever ready to slay faster than the eye can see. And there are some who say that Time is both hammer and blade. They say the hammer is a sculptor's mallet, and the blade is a sculptor's chisel: that each stroke is a refinement, a perfecting, a discovery of truth and beauty within what would otherwise be blank and lifeless stone. And I name this saying wisdom.
    Matthew Stover
  • According to the author, in the reign of James I, quoted above, pall-mall was a pastime not unlike goff, but if the definition of the former given by Cotgrave be correct, it will be found to differ materially from the latter, at least as it was played in modern times. "Pale-maille," says he, "is a game wherein a round box ball is struck with a mallet through a high arch of iron, which he that can do at the fewest blows, or at the number agreed upon, wins." It is to be observed, that there are two of these arches, that is, "one at either end of the alley." The game of mall was a fashionable amusement in the reign of Charles II, and the walk in St. James's Park, now called the Mall, received its name from having been appropriated to the purpose of playing at mall, where Charles himself and his courtiers frequently exercised themselves in the practice of this pastime. The denomination mall given to the game, is evidently derived from the mallet or wooden hammer used by the players to strike the ball.
    Joseph Strutt

Similar words: mallet head, mallet grip, mallet handle, mallet shaft, rubber mallet, wooden mallet, steel mallet

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