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pestle (plural pestles)
- A club-shaped, round-headed stick used in a mortar to pound, crush, rub or grind things.
- (archaic) A constable's or bailiff's staff; so called from its shape.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Chapman to this entry?)
- The leg and leg bone of an animal, especially of a pig.
- a pestle of pork
instrument used with a mortar to grind things