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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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David Mallet (1701/2-1765), a Perthshire-born poet and dramatist who went to London in 1723 to pursue his talents, became in time one of the minor literary celebrities of the age.
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One man stands alone on the greensward.Before him lies an iron wicket, just 1/8 inch wider than the ball he's cautiously lining up with his hardwood mallet. From the sidelines, laughter and conversation float across the lawn, but for the moment he concentrates only on the angle at which his mallet will hit the ball.
Having a number of mallets in its product line, Odyssey Golf took the idea and ran with it.
Charging and hooking opponents' mallets was allowed, but hooking an opponent's cycle and dangerous play was not
The Mallets, from Spalding, each had two children from previous marriages.
Highlights include more than fifty instruments, from alto clarinet to xylophone; more than twenty types of band, orchestra and ensemble, from string quartet to marching band; instrumental writing and playing techniques such as range, bowing, mutes, glissandi, harmonics, mallets and multiphonics; lesson plans, student assignments and recommended listening; and an interactive quiz with 500 listening and general questions.
Moments before the crash, two police officers had tried to pull over the driver of a gold-coloured BMW with no lights showing, but it drove away before colliding with the Mallets' vehicle.
The prince and Tiggy Legge-Bourke brandished mallets for a game on foot at Cirencester Park while Charles was playing in a real match.