mallet : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a sports implement with a long handle and a head like a hammer; used in sports (polo or croquet) to hit a ball
  • n  a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.
  • 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

  • This would be practically impossible; the nose of a polo mallet is not two inches in diameter.
  • 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.
  • 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.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 -
  • 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.
    June 9, 2013 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Lee Westwood in Malaysia Star
    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.
  • Graham Henry in The Age
    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.
  • Homer Bailey in Cincinnati Enquirer
    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.

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