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Noun: pestle  pe-sul
  1. Machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores
    - stamp
     
  2. A heavy tool of stone or iron (usually with a flat base and a handle) that is used to grind and mix material (as grain or drugs or pigments) against a slab of stone
    - muller, pounder
     
  3. A club-shaped hand tool for grinding and mixing substances in a mortar
Verb: pestle  pe-sul
  1. Grind, mash or pulverize in a mortar
    "pestle the garlic"

Derived forms: pestled, pestles, pestling

Type of: bray [archaic], comminute, crunch, grind, hand tool, machine, mash, tool

Part of: battery, stamp battery

Encyclopedia: Pestle