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maul

1. a heavy two-handed hammer suitable for driving piles, wedges, etc.
2. Rugby a loose scrum that forms around a player who is holding the ball and on his feet

maul

[mȯl]
(engineering)

maul, mall

maul
1. A heavy, wooden mallet. 2.See beetle.
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The Falcons skipper said: "The maul is a very difficult thing to stop, so a lot of it comes more down to limiting the opportunities they have to get the maul going in the first place.
Head coach Gareth Lewis was pleased with his side's maul on the day and the five points in the bag.
A late Cobus Reinach breakaway then put the result beyond all doubt but there was still time for one final penalty try for the hosts as a result of the driving maul.
The warning signs from the visiting pack were clearly visible and it was no surprise that they opted for another line-out and maul in the RGC 22.
That leaves Rolling Maul on a mark of 85, but given he has shouldered National Hunt weights in the past, a burden just short of 10st will hardly feel too heavy.
Keen for rugby to be a mixture of forwards and backs play, he added: "I do think the maul is difficult to defend against.
Witness South Africa, whose burly forwards were given a taste of their own medicine when Japan, a side not renowned for their physicality, piled men into a rolling maul that ended with captain Michael Leitch scoring the opening try of their sensational victory.
At the beginning of June an American tourist was mauled by a lion in a lion park near Johannesburg, South Africa.
The bonus point was secured within half an hour through a Turner try, before another rolling maul saw Gibbons claim his second for a 27-7 lead at half time.
You can use a sledgehammer, or a maul. In case you're not familiar, a maul is an axe/sledgehammer combination.
Her employers told doctors at the hospital in Kuwait where she was taken that it was a dog that mauled her, but authorities suspected something was amiss because of the severity of the Filipina maid's wounds.