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gavel


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gavel  \Gav"el\  (g[a^]v"[e^]l),  n. 
  A  gable.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gavel  \Gav"el\,  n.  [OF.  gavelle,  F.  javelle,  prob.  dim.  from  L. 
  capulus  handle,  fr  capere  to  lay  hold  of  seize;  or  cf  W. 
  gafael  hold  grasp.  Cf  {Heave}.] 
  A  small  heap  of  grain,  not  tied  up  into  a  bundle.  --Wright. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gavel  \Gav"el\,  n.  [Etymol.  uncertain.] 
  1.  The  mallet  of  the  presiding  officer  in  a  legislative  body, 
  public  assembly,  court,  masonic  body,  etc 
 
  2.  A  mason's  setting  maul.  --Knight. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gavel  \Gav"el\,  n.  [OF.  gavel,  AS  gafol,  prob.  fr  gifan  to 
  give  See  {Give},  and  cf  {Gabel}  tribute.]  (Law) 
  Tribute;  toll;  custom.  [Obs.]  See  {Gabel}.  --Cowell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gavel 
  n  :  a  small  mallet  used  by  a  presiding  officer  or  a  judge  [syn: 
  {hammer}] 




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