Associations to the word «Mallet»

Pictures for the word «Mallet»


MALLET, noun. A type of hammer with a larger than usual head made of wood, rubber or similar non-iron material, used by woodworkers for driving a tool, such as a chisel. A kind of maul.
MALLET, noun. A weapon resembling the tool, but typically much larger.
MALLET, noun. A light beetle with a long handle used in playing croquet.
MALLET, noun. The stick used to strike the ball in the sport of polo.
MALLET, verb. To strike with a mallet.
MALLET, noun. A type of articulated locomotive, in which there are two powered trucks, with the rear truck being rigidly attached to the main body and boiler of the locomotive, while the front powered truck is attached to the rear by a hinge, so that it may swing from side to side, and with the front end of the boiler resting upon a sliding bearing on the swinging front truck.
MALLET, proper noun. (cryptography) Often the malicious party in examples of threat scenarios (synonym: Mallory). See Alice and Bob.
MALLET TOE, noun. Hammer toe when it affects a toe joint furthest from the foot.

Dictionary definition

MALLET, noun. A sports implement with a long handle and a head like a hammer; used in sports (polo or croquet) to hit a ball.
MALLET, noun. A light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc..
MALLET, noun. A tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing.

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