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Definition of "mallet" []

  • A short-handled hammer, usually with a cylindrical head of wood, used chiefly to drive a chisel or wedge. (noun)
  • A tool with a large head, used to strike a surface without damaging it. (noun)
  • Sports A long-handled implement used to strike a ball, as in croquet and polo. (noun)
  • Music A light hammer with a rounded head for striking a percussion instrument. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mallet" in a sentence
  • "February 23rd, 2010 at 11: 35 pm whos mallet is it anyway??? lol sounds awesome!"
  • "The mallet is traded in for an ax, and the topiary zoo on the front lawn is omitted."
  • "Stone Soup-Don’t make Him dig the ba’Sin mallet out of your mother!"