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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Use a mallet to hammer in the tent pegs.
▪ Donna said couldn't Steve and Angelica both have been killed by a mallet?
▪ From outside came another quick whack of the mallet.
▪ He could scarcely have given him a firmer hint if he had hit him over the head with a mallet.
▪ Mickey had a ramp with pea sized objects rolling down to be dealt a mighty blow from a spring loaded mallet.
▪ The police sent in the mallet to see if the stains on it are human blood.
▪ The skull smashed, apparently by a heavy mallet which Lorrimer had been examining.
▪ They go using mallets and chisels, and ten to one they'd extend the fracture line.
▪ You're now ready to knock the joint apart with a mallet or hammer and a block of scrap softwood.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Mallet \Mal"let\, n. [F. maillet, dim. of mail. See Mall a beetle.] A small maul with a short handle, -- used esp. for driving a tool, as a chisel or the like; also, a light beetle with a long handle, -- used in playing croquet.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., from Old French maillet "mallet, small wooden hammer, door-knocker," diminutive of mail, from Latin malleus "a hammer," from PIE *mal-ni-, from root *mel- (1) "soft," with derivatives referring to softened material and tools for grinding (cognates: Hittite mallanzi "they grind;" Armenian malem "I crush, bruise;" Greek malakos "soft," mylos "millstone;" Latin molere "to grind," mola "millstone, mill," milium "millet;" Old English melu "meal, flour;" Albanian miel "meal, flour;" Old Church Slavonic meljo, Lithuanian malu "to grind;" Old Church Slavonic mlatu, Russian molotu "hammer").


n. 1 A type of hammer with a larger than usual head made of wood, rubber or similar non-iron material, used by woodworkers for driving a tool, such as a chisel. A kind of maul. 2 A weapon resembling the tool, but typically much larger. 3 A light beetle with a long handle used in playing croquet. 4 The stick used to strike the ball in the sport of polo. vb. To strike with a mallet.

  1. n. 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 percussion instruments

  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 [syn: beetle]


A mallet is a kind of hammer, often made of rubber or sometimes wood, that is smaller than a maul or beetle, and usually has a relatively large head. The term is descriptive of the overall size and proportions of the tool, and not the materials it may be made of, though most mallets have striking faces that are softer than steel.

Mallet (crater)

Mallet is a crater on the near side of the Moon. It is located next to the linear valley named Vallis Rheita, in the rugged southeastern quadrant. To the northwest along the same valley formation is the crater Young.

This is an old formation with a worn and rounded outer rim. The satellite crater Mallet A lies across the southwest part of the interior floor, and encroaches along the southwestern inner wall. Mallet B is nearly attached to the exterior only a few kilometers from Mallet A. The Vallis Rheita passes across the northeastern part of the rim, forming a nearly linear face along the outer rim. The remaining interior floor is marked by a small craterlet near the northern inner wall.

Mallet (disambiguation)

A mallet is a kind of hammer.

Mallet may also refer to:

  • Mallet (surname)
  • Mallet percussion, a melodic percussion instrument
  • Percussion mallet, to strike or beat a percussion instrument
  • Mallet (crater), a moon feature
  • Mallet locomotive, a specific type of steam locomotive
  • Mallet Assembly, an autonomous honors program at the University of Alabama
  • Mallet (software project), a collection of java code for natural language processing tasks
  • Mallet (plant), an alternative term for marlock, a shrubby or small-tree form of Eucalyptus
  • Mallet, a common placeholder name for an attacker in computer security, see Alice and Bob
Mallet (software project)

MALLET is a Java "MAchine Learning for LanguagE Toolkit".

Mallet (habit)

A mallet is a small-tree form of Eucalyptus found in Western Australia. Unlike the mallee, it is single-stemmed and lacks a lignotuber. Trees of this form have a relatively long, slender trunk, steeply-angled branches, and often a conspicuously dense terminal crown, and sometimes form thickets.

Mallet species include:

  • Brown Mallet ( Eucalyptus astringens)
  • Blue Mallet, Blue-leaved Mallet, Gardners Mallet ( Eucalyptus gardneri)
  • Green Mallet ( Eucalyptus clivicola)
  • Newbeys Mallet ( Eucalyptus newbeyi)
  • Salt River Mallet, Sargents Mallet ( Eucalyptus sargentii)
  • Silver Mallet ( Eucalyptus falcata or Eucalyptus ornata)
  • Steedmans Mallet ( Eucalyptus steedmanii)
  • Swamp Mallet ( Eucalyptus spathulata)
  • White Mallet ( Eucalyptus falcata or Eucalyptus spathulata)
Mallet (surname)

Mallet is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Alain Manesson Mallet (1630–1706), French cartographer and engineer
  • Alexandre Mallet (born 1992), Canadian ice hockey player
  • Anatole Mallet (1837–1919), Swiss mechanical engineer
  • Sir Bernard Mallet (1859–1932), British civil servant
  • Sir Charles Mallet (1862–1947), British historian and politician
  • David Mallet (writer) (c.1705–1765), Scottish dramatist and poet
  • David Mallet (director) ( fl. 2000s), British director
  • Demond Mallet (born 1978), American basketball player
  • Elizabeth Mallet (fl.1672–1706), British printer and bookseller
  • Ernest Mallet (1863–1956), French banker
  • Félicia Mallet (1863–1928), French comedian, singer and pantomime artist
  • Francis Mallet (died 1570), English churchman
  • Sir George Mallet (1923–2010), Saint Lucia politician
  • Grégory Mallet (born 1984), French swimmer
  • Sir Ivo Mallet (1900–1988), British ambassador
  • Jacques Mallet du Pan (1749–1800), French journalist
  • James Mallet (born 1955), British biologist
  • John Mallet (died 1570), MP for Bodmin
  • John Mallet (1832–1912), Irish chemist
  • Sir Louis Mallet (1823–1890), British civil servant
  • Sir Louis du Pan Mallet (1864–1936), British diplomat
  • Marie-Anne-Marcelle Mallet (1805–1871), Canadian nun, founder of the Sisters of Charity of Quebec
  • Maurice Mallet (1861–1926), French cofounder of Zodiac Aerospace
  • Nathalie Mallet, Canadian writer
  • Pardal Mallet (1864–1894), Brazilian journalist and novelist
  • Paul Henri Mallet (1730–1807), Swiss historian
  • Pierre Antoine and Paul Mallet, French travellers and explorers
  • Robert Mallet (1810–1881), Irish geologist, civil engineer, and inventor
  • Tania Mallet (born 1941), English model
  • Véronik Mallet (born 1994), Canadian figure skater
  • Vincent Mallet (born 1993), French rugby union player
  • Sir Victor Mallet (1893–1969), British diplomat

Usage examples of "mallet".

Mallet strode five paces behind the big Napan woman, Spindle trotting at his heels, followed by Antsy, with Trotts a dozen paces back as rearguard.

Gruntle saw other Bridgeburners behind them: Blend, Mallet, Antsy, Spindle, Bluepearl.

Paran, Spindle, Blend, Antsy, Mallet and Bluepearl sat at the one nearest the blazing hearth, barely managing a word among them.

These signatures were all written by Mallet, and he drew up a decree in the name of the Senate, and signed by the same Senators, appointing himself Governor of Paris, and commander of the troops of the first military division.

The banners of Bridgewater, of Shepton Mallet, and of Nether Stowey swept past us, with that of the fishers of Clovelly and the quarrymen of the Blackdowns.

A Grand Design involving the entire course of history and all of time and space that, for some unfathomable reason, chose to work out its designs with cats and croquet mallets and penwipers, to say nothing of the dog.

If she did not raise her mallet and smash it down on the punny within a heartbeat, the cane would come down with no less violence on her back.

She looked after us, stunned as if Whipper had struck her between the eyes with a mallet.

On the rings of a rack made of a nailed leather strap were hung awls, mallets, hammers, irons to cut the vellum, and roughing chisels of bogwood, which were used to smooth the threads as fast as they were employed.

And with every stroke of his mallet, he winced as if in pain, as if meting out such violence mutilated his deepest self and caused him agony.

Several times I met him in various parts of the valley, and, invariably, whenever he descried me, he came running after me with his mallet and chisel, flourishing them about my face as if he longed to begin.

Nearby, in another spot of shade, a brace of other braves squatted, industriously knapping gunflints from a core of the rock, smoothing and perfecting their creations by use of antler picks and small, heavy mallets.

Alfors and Kors came roaring at him from the barn, the one swinging a heavy mallet, the other a long saw.

I checked my thatching and twine and mallet and nails, and began sliding across the ridgepole toward the hole.

In Paris, the Maillotins swore on their mallets an oath of collective resistance to tax- collectors.