A mallet is a tool that is used to hit something hard. It is usually made of wood or metal, and it is very heavy.

  • The mallet was too heavy for her to carry, so she threw it away.

  • He was using the mallet to smash the windows.

Definition of mallets


a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing




a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.




a sports implement with a long handle and a head like a hammer; used in sports (polo or croquet) to hit a ball

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Example Sentences for mallets

  • 1

    The uncooked rice is soaked and then beaten with a wooden mallet.

  • 2

    He was attacked with a mallet.

  • 3

    Mallet is a crater on the near side of the Moon.

  • 4

    Do you know who took the mallet

  • 5

    The mallet is approximately the size of a small bowling ball.

  • 6

    I used the mallet when I made the cabinet.

  • 7

    The mallet differs in hardness depending on the instrument and its range.

  • 8

    The mallet percussion cuts off where the timpani begin.

  • 9

    The mallet was so heavy that he couldn't do any of the work.

  • 10

    A mallet would beat the layer, until it is soft to hang loose from the bole.