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mallet


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mallet  \Mal"let\,  n.  [F.  maillet,  dim.  of  mail  See  {Mall}  a 
  beetle.] 
  A  small  maul  with  a  short  handle,  --  used  esp.  for  driving  a 
  tool,  as  a  chisel  or  the  like  also  a  light  beetle  with  a 
  long  handle,  --  used  in  playing  croquet. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mallet 
  n  1:  an  implement  with  a  long  handle  and  a  head  like  a  hammer; 
  used  in  sports  to  hit  a  ball 
  2:  a  light  hammer  with  a  rounded  head  that  is  used  to  strike 
  percussion  instruments 
  3:  a  short-handled  hammer  with  a  wooden  head  used  to  strike  a 
  chisel  or  wedge  [syn:  {carpenter's  mallet}] 




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