What does the word gavel mean?

Usage examples for gavel

  1. One more question he put- a question of deliberate insult, which brought an admonitory rap of the Judge's gavel; then he thrust out an accusing finger which pointed straight into the defendant's face. – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck
  2. I had fashioned for me also a gavel in the shape of a sleeping seal, made of fossil ivory from the Little Diomedes. – The New North by Agnes Deans Cameron
  3. The Chair arose, using the six- shooter as gavel. – The Desire of the Moth; and The Come On by Eugene Manlove Rhodes