maul

Part of speech: noun

A heavy wooden hammer.

Part of speech: verb

To pound; beat; abuse.

Part of speech: noun

A heavy mallet.

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Usage examples "maul":

  1. He dropped the maul. - "The Disturbing Charm", Berta Ruck.
  2. In driving, the operator stands on a wagon hauled by a horse and uses a ten- or twelve- pound maul. - "Manual of American Grape-Growing", U. P. Hedrick.
  3. Maul- To lay hands upon, either violently or with affection. - "The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke", C. J. Dennis.