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mallet

1. a tool resembling a hammer but having a large head of wood, copper, lead, leather, etc., used for driving chisels, beating sheet metal, etc.
2. a long stick with a head like a hammer used to strike the ball in croquet or polo
3. Chiefly US a very large powerful steam locomotive with a conventional boiler but with two separate articulated engine units

mallet

[′mal·ət]
(design engineering)
An implement with a barrel-shaped head made of wood, rubber, or other soft material; used for driving another tool, such as a chisel, or for striking a surface without causing damage.

mallet

A short-handled wooden hammer, used by carpenters, stonecutters, etc., chiefly for driving another tool, as a chisel; the head may be of a soft material such as plastic.
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In 1893 the United States courts established the croquet mallet as a deadly weapon.
The tinner's mallet can be used only to form and shape sheet metal.
They do get to play by female rules, however, like using both hands to grip the mallet.
The 44-year-old actor, who was very close to postman Chris Mallet, 46, was too upset to watch it.
She said: ``We were able to buy the smaller, shorter-shafted mallets, hoops and balls thanks to two Lottery Community Chest grants amounting to nearly pounds 1,500 through Conwy Council.
With the exception of a xylophone, the mallet instruments used in "Soundscape VI" are metallophones: glockenspiel, two sets of chimes, and a pair of vibraphones.
Mallets, made of very dense hardwood, have handles nearly a foot longer than the home-game versions, and one mallet can cost as much as 10 full sets of back-yard equipment.
Designed and hand made in the USA, a Nine Holes Anywhere standard croquet golf set includes four 33-inch black gripped mallets, six balls, and set of nine numbered flag pins that are cased in a carry canvas bag with embroidered logo.
Mallets were made of malacca cane with ash or willow heads
Other officers, elected to two-year terms by the PAS Board of Directors, are President-elect Gary Cook, University of Arizona; Vice President Steve Houghton, Indiana University and Henry Mancini Institute; Secretary Lisa Rogers, Texas Tech University; and Treasurer Michael Baiter, Chicago-area percussionist and owner of Mike Baiter Mallets.
The Mallets, from Spalding, each had two children from previous marriages.
People have been raising their mallets to the moles for so long now that Whac-A-Mole has penetrated beyond being an arcade game: it's iconic and fully immersed into our culture, our collective conscience.