mallet

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noun mal·let \ˈma-lət\

Definition of mallet

  1. :  a hammer with a typically barrel-shaped head: such asa :  a tool with a large head for driving another tool or for striking a surface without marring itb :  a long-handled wooden implement used for striking a ball (as in polo or croquet)c :  a light hammer with a small rounded or spherical usually padded head used in playing certain musical instruments (such as a vibraphone)

Origin and Etymology of mallet

Middle English maillet, from Anglo-French, diminutive of mail hammer — more at maul


First Known Use: 15th century


MALLET Defined for English Language Learners

mallet

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noun mal·let \ˈma-lət\

Definition of mallet for English Language Learners

  • : a hammer with a large usually wooden head

  • sports : a club used for hitting the ball in croquet or polo


MALLET Defined for Kids

mallet

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noun mal·let \ˈma-lət\

Definition of mallet for Students

  1. 1 :  a hammer with a barrel-shaped head of wood or soft material

  2. 2 :  a club with a short thick head and a long thin handle a croquet mallet



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