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gavel

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noun gav·el \ ˈga-vəl \

Definition of gavel

:rent or tribute in medieval England

Origin and Etymology of gavel

Middle English, from Old English gafol; akin to Old English giefan to give


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gavel

noun

Definition of gavel

:a mallet used (as by a presiding officer or auctioneer) for commanding attention or confirming an action (such as a vote or sale)

Origin and Etymology of gavel

origin unknown


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gavel

verb

Definition of gavel

gaveled or gavelled; gaveling or gavelling play \ˈgav-liŋ, ˈga-və-\
transitive verb
:to bring or force by use of a gavel
  • gaveled the audience to silence

First Known Use of gavel

1925


GAVEL Defined for Kids

gavel

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noun gav·el \ ˈga-vəl \

Definition of gavel for Students

:a mallet with which the person in charge raps to get people's attention in a meeting or courtroom


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