(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: man–made

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

Similar word(s): hammer

Definition categories: man–made, drumstick

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

Similar word(s): beetle

Definition categories: man–made, hammer


1. To strike with a mallet.