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Meaning of MAUL

Pronunciation:  mâl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges
  2. [v]  injure badly by beating
  3. [v]  split (wood) with a maul and wedges
 

MAUL is a 4 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: mangle, sledge, sledgehammer
 
 See Also: blemish, cleave, deface, disfigure, hammer, injure, mar, mutilate, rive, split, wound

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Maul\, n. [See {Mall} a hammer.]
    A heavy wooden hammer or beetle. [Written also {mall}.]
    
    
  2. \Maul\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mauled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Mauling}.]
    1. To beat and bruise with a heavy stick or cudgel; to wound
       in a coarse manner.
    
             Meek modern faith to murder, hack, and maul. --Pope.
    
    2. To injure greatly; to do much harm to.
    
             It mauls not only the person misrepreseted, but him
             also to whom he is misrepresented.    --South.
    
    
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

an old name for a mallet, the rendering of the Hebrew mephits (Prov. 25:18), properly a war-club.

 
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