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gavel

small mallet used by judge or presiding officer to signal order. [Western Culture: Misc.]
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recently donated one of two identical historic gavels to the Millbury Historical Society for safekeeping and preservation.
During the June 10 annual meeting of the Historical Society, President Frank Gagliardi told the story of the two gavels, while acknowledging Mr.
Productivity Enhancement Products' new RadioSled24(TM) was awarded a Golden Gavel during PC Magazine's Editors Day/Industry Forum at the Four Seasons Hotel in Newport Beach, Calif.
The Golden Gavel Award is the kind of independent recognition we appreciate as a leader in making cost-effective radio technology available to PDAs.
But in the UK gavels are the exclusive preserve of auctioneers, masters of ceremony and quiz hosts.