What does the word malt mean?

Usage examples for malt

  1. He sued a fellowplayer for the price of a few bags of malt and exacted his pound of flesh in interest for every money lent. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. He was not, however, engaged in the potheen making there; and though at the moment of the entrance of the police, the party were all talking of the malt, which had, in fact, been brought from Byrne's cabin to that of his mother and brother- in- law, Reynolds had really nothing to do with the concern. – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  3. This is the rat, That ate the malt, That lay in the house that Jack built. – Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 by Edward William Cole