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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A six-year-old boy was mauled by a mountain lion.
▪ Cincinnati mauled the Oilers 41-14 at Riverfront Stadium.
▪ His ads mauling Feinstein were brutal, as were hers in return.
▪ Slabs of dough lay covered under a gauzy fabric, waiting to be pummeled and mauled by Mrs Bay.
▪ The assailant approached another woman on Baden Avenue near Maple Avenue, grabbed her shoulders, kissed and mauled her.
▪ The offending picture was confiscated and Professor Jones was mauled for permitting its exhibition.
▪ Tiny Tabard's hopes were dashed after taking a 7-0 lead as they were mauled 50-13 by mighty Northampton.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Mall \Mall\ (m[add]l; 277), n. [Written also maul.] [OE. malle, F. mail, L. malleus. Cf. Malleus.]

  1. A large heavy wooden beetle; a mallet for driving anything with force; a maul.

  2. A heavy blow. [Obs.]

  3. An old game played with malls or mallets and balls. See Pall-mall.

  4. A place where the game of mall was played. Hence: A public walk; a level shaded walk.

    Part of the area was laid out in gravel walks, and planted with elms; and these convenient and frequented walks obtained the name of the City Mall.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-13c., meallen "strike with a heavy weapon," from Middle English mealle (mid-13c.) "mace, wooden club, heavy hammer" (see maul (n.). The meaning "damage seriously, mangle" is first recorded 1690s. Related: Mauled; mauling.


c.1200, mealle, "hammer, usually a heavy one; sledgehammer," from Old French mail "hammer," from Latin malleus "hammer" (see mallet).


n. 1 A heavy long-handled hammer, used for splitting logs by driving a wedge into it, or in combat. 2 (context rugby English) A situation where the player carrying the ball, who must be on his feet, is held by one or more opponents, and one or more of the ball carrier's team mates bind onto the ball carrier. vb. 1 To handle someone or something in a rough way. 2 To savage; to cause serious physical wounds (qualifier: usually used of an animal). 3 (context figuratively English) To criticise harshly.

  1. v. split (wood) with a maul and wedges

  2. injure badly by beating [syn: mangle]


n. a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges [syn: sledge, sledgehammer]

Maul (Wildstorm)

Maul is a comic book character from DC Comics/ Wildstorm. Maul is a half human, half titanthrope (a subspecies of the Kherubim), biochemist from Earth. Maul experiences powerful rage and is actually a Nobel-prized scientist named Dr. Jeremy Stone.


A maul may refer to any number of large hammers, including:

  • War hammer, a medieval weapon, particularly, but not exclusively, associated with longbowmen
  • Post maul, a type of sledgehammer
  • Spike maul, railroad hand tool
  • Splitting maul, heavy wood-splitting tool resembling both axe and hammer
MAUL (weapon)

The Multi-shot Accessory Underbarrel Launcher, or MAUL, is a semi-automatic shotgun formerly manufactured by defunct Brisbane-based company Metal Storm. It is able to fire a range of loads; buckshot, slug, door-breaching slugs, and less-lethal blunt-force loads are preloaded in 5 round " stacked projectile" munition tubes. With a 12-gauge bore and weighing less than , it is designed to be used as an underslung module of a combat rifle such as M4 or M16, but may be used as a standalone.

Usage examples of "maul".

Die Zunge hing ihm aus dem Maul, seine Augen waren toll vor Angst, und die fremden Hunde rannten dicht hinter ihm drein!

Lollee, seeing Et Avian down and about to be mauled, fired the blaster at the attacking bear, cutting it in two, just as a second bear rammed him against the bore of a pine.

Jondalar was still recovering from the mauling that same lion, or his mate, had given him earlier when he and his brother had foolishly broached their den.

De Keradel had turned, facing the sacrifices, roaring out the chant, black maul raised high, the symbols on black belt and cincture dancing like quicksilver.

I told you before, how that these Diabolonian doubters turned the men of Mansoul out of their beds, and now I will add, they wounded them, they mauled them, yea, and almost brained many of them.

The Gilk pursued to resume a mauling that would not end until nightfall.

Qui-Gon Jinn and Darth Maul battled on the narrow ledge that encircled the melting pit.

Then, with the maul, after repeatedly smiting the upper end of this iron rod, he placed the blunted needle endwise on the top of it, and less strongly hammered that, several times, the mate still holding the rod as before.

As their starfighter erupted in a great tireball, Oarth Maul angled the tnfiltrator back toward Corulag.

The same black dog that Rosario Sangrador had seen, that had mauled Jed Benson and ripped his throat open.

Mauls of compact Sarsen weighing between thirty-six and sixty-four pounds.

A shallower excavation had to suffice in this case, but the base of the stone, as has been already intimated, was wider, and to secure greater stability blocks of Sarsen were provided for the stone to rest on, other blocks being packed in carefully as it was raised, and curiously enough among the firm packing were several large stone mauls, fitted in to make the whole mass solid and compact.

Excavation Q, yielded at a depth of three feet six inches to four feet six inches, ten flint axes, one sandstone axe, nine edged flint hammer-stones, four rounded flint hammer-stones, ten Sarsen hammers, and seven mauls, weighing from thirty-six to fifty-eight and a half pounds.

It was the English, mauled and unregarded, of a person who spoke many languages and left them broken-hinged and crumbled like clams, solely attacked for the meat.

Die Zunge hing ihm aus dem Maul, seine Augen waren toll vor Angst, und die fremden Hunde rannten dicht hinter ihm drein!