Part of speech: noun

A wooden hammer.

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Usage examples "mallet":

  1. The work of fixing it in position- work performed as quietly as could be, so that the only sound was the occasional thud of a mallet- had just been finished; and the headsman's " valets" or assistants, in frock- coats and tall silk hats, were waiting and strolling about in a patient way. - "Paris From the "Three Cities"", Emile Zola.
  2. I felt as if somebody had hit me between the eyes with a mallet, for he was a man I had nursed for four or five years and brought him up to be a good customer. - "Tales of the Road", Charles N. Crewdson.
  3. Alexander led the way in person, with a mallet in one hand and a mattockin the other. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.