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Definition a piece of equipment for pounding or hitting
such as:
  • a tool resembling a hammer but with a large cylindrical head that is usually made of rubber or wood
  • a long stick with a thick cylindrical head used to hit a ball in polo or croquet
  • a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike percussion instruments
  • She split the logs with a mallet and wedge.
mallet = a tool resembling a hammer but with a large cylindrical head
  • Robinson Crusoe made a boat by hollwoing out a cedar-tree trunk with nothing but a mallet and chisel.
  • A polo ball is actually hit with the side of the mallet.
  • She plays the marimba with two mallets in each hand.
  • The mallet hesitated at the top of its swing.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • mallet = a piece of equipment for pounding or hitting — like a hammer with a large cylindrical head
  • In each hole he used a mallet to pound in a trunnel peg of white oak
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • mallet = a piece of equipment for pounding
  • I heard myself scream, "Don't shoot him, don't shoot him," and at that moment Sam slammed backwards as if he'd been knocked over by a mallet.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • HORNBECK hands the JUDGE several bills from his mallet, and MEEKER pencils a receipt.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • Dissatisfied, Max seized a heavy, mallet that was propped near some workman's tools.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • She led us up to the door of the unfinished house, where a rather little woman was working with mallet and chisel on the wall near by.
    William Morris  --  News from Nowhere
  • These men carried mallets in their gloved hands.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Pincers and hammers, mallets and chisels would not get it out of my grip; no, nor lions' claws; the soul from out of my body first!"
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Take the slough and the forge and the mallet and the lute, The things you have fashioned in necessity or for delight.
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • There I was immediately set to calking, and very soon learned the art of using my mallet and irons.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • It was the time when one hears by the side of the dockyard the caulking-mallets sounding against the hull of vessels.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Four beats, and swing your mallets as you have never swung them before in all your lives, for we have a new king.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • He looked like he had been fashioned by setting boulders atop boulders; his hands were iron mallets and his face rough-carved out of granite.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • The children laid their mallets on the ground and trooped silently off the court.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • I turned around: it was Don, and he was holding a croquet mallet in one hand.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • Deo looked up at the bronze image of the once famous Danish sculptor; he was clad in a belted tunic, a mallet in one hand, a chisel in the other.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains

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