"mallet" in the noun sense
a sports implement with a long handle and a head like a hammer used in sports (polo or croquet) to hit a ball
2. mallet, hammer
a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.
3. mallet, beetle
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
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