Definition of mallet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmælɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmælɪt//
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  1. 1 a hammer with a large wooden head Use a heavy mallet to drive in the pegs.
  2. 2 a hammer with a long handle and a wooden head, used for hitting the ball in the games of croquet and polo
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French maillet, from mail ‘hammer’, from Latin malleus.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mallet