mallet mallet  /ˈmæ lɪt/


  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. (n) a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.
  3. (n) 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



  1. This would be practically impossible; the nose of a polo mallet is not two inches in diameter.
  2. Yet in Tonga, the beating of bark cloth is louder than ever; the tap, tap, tap of mallet on anvil as omnipresent as the tolling of church bells.
  3. In the seventh chukker, Boeseke barely saved himself from a bad fall when his pony wheeled too sharply; a few moments later he had his hand bruised by a mallet.


  1. Am Law 200 Firms Downsize at Home and Abroad

    Amid a broader effort to focus on its health care and labor and employment practices, Epstein Becker & Green confirmed Tuesday that it will be "significantly reducing its presence in Atlanta." Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, meanwhile, confirmed that it closed its Kuwait office last month.
    on June 12, 2013     Source:

  2. Kevin Riordan: Adults play a mean game of croquet in Smithville Park

    One summer in the mid-1960s, my blue-collar neighborhood went crazy for croquet. Suddenly everyone had a brightly colored ball-and-mallet set from Montgomery Ward. The kids would arrange the wickets and then play for hours as our transistor radios blared. If we forgot a rule, we made one up.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

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  1. "I've always putted well with a mallet putter and I went to my garage at home on Sunday night after getting back from Switzerland, sifted through a few and picked one out that felt nice and sat nice," said Westwood.
    on Sep 14, 2007 By: Lee Westwood Source: Malaysia Star

  2. "Italy will bring a different challenge. They will be well coached by the very experienced South African coach Nick Mallet and will bring a lot of physicality and scrummaging power to the contest," Henry said.
    on May 30, 2009 By: Graham Henry Source: The Age

  3. "I didn't see (Justin) Mallet warming up, I didn't see anything and (Bats manager Rick Sweet) starts walking out there - I was actually a little mad," Bailey said.
    on Jun 2, 2008 By: Homer Bailey Source: Cincinnati Enquirer

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