mawle

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mawle (plural mawles)

  1. A heavy hammer or beetle, often made of wood or lead.
    • 1786: A Mawle of lead five feet long, and a pike with the same hanging by a girdle with a hook, is recommended by Ralph Smith for the arms of an archer, it has been quoted at length, under the article of the long bow. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 52.