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Noun: mallet  ma-lit
  1. 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 such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.
    - hammer
  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
    - beetle

Derived forms: mallets

Type of: drumstick, hammer, sports implement

Part of: percussion instrument, percussive instrument

Encyclopedia: Mallet, Paraná