maul

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English[edit]

A maul.

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Middle English malle (mace, maul), from Anglo-Norman mail, from Old French mail, from Latin malleus (hammer)

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maul (plural mauls)

  1. A heavy long-handled hammer, used for splitting logs by driving a wedge into it, or in combat.
  2. (rugby) A situation where the player carrying the ball, who must be on his feet, is held by one or more opponents, and one or more of the ball carrier's team mates bind onto the ball carrier.

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maul (third-person singular simple present mauls, present participle mauling, simple past and past participle mauled)

  1. To handle someone or something in a rough way.
  2. To savage; to cause serious physical wounds (usually used of an animal).
    The bear mauled him in a terrible way.
  3. (figuratively) To criticise harshly.

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