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mal·let

mallet

 
pronunciation:
mae liht
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a hammer with a short handle and a large head shaped like a barrel.
 
definition 2: a similar tool with a long handle, used to drive a ball in croquet or polo.
similar words:
hammer
definition 3: a light hammer with a round head, used to strike notes on a musical instrument.
A musician uses mallets to play the xylophone.
similar words:
hammer
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