Definition of MALLET

noun : MALLET

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a sports implement with a long handle and a head like a hammer; used in sports (polo or croquet) to hit a ball ;

  • 2. (

    ) a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc. ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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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