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See also: Maul
From Middle English malle (“mace, maul”), from Anglo-Norman mail, from Old French mail, from Latin malleus (“hammer”). Doublet of malleus.
- IPA(key): /mɔːl/
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- Rhymes: -ɔːl
- Homophone: mall (one pronunciation)
- Homophone: moll (some accents)
maul (plural mauls)
- A heavy long-handled hammer, used for splitting logs by driving a wedge into them, or in combat.
- (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.
- (long-handled hammer): post maul, spike maul, splitting maul
- (rugby): rolling maul
heavy, long-handled hammer
maul (third-person singular simple present mauls, present participle mauling, simple past and past participle mauled)
- To handle someone or something in a rough way.
- To savage; to cause serious physical wounds (usually used of an animal).
- The bear mauled him in a terrible way.
- 2019 February 27, Drachinifel, The Battle of Samar - Odds? What are those?, archived from the original on 3 November 2022, 26:02 from the start:
- The embattled heavy cruiser is not in immediate danger of sinking, but is being badly mauled.
- (figuratively) To criticise harshly.
- The latest film by the Cohen brothers was mauled by the press, and was a box-office flop to boot.
- (transitive) To beat with a maul.
handle in a rough way
to criticise rudely
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Translations to be checked
- maul at OneLook Dictionary Search
- maul in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911
- Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Luserna / Lusérn: Le nostre parole / Ünsarne börtar / Unsere Wörter [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle isole linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien
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