Definitions for maulmɔl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a heavy hammer often with a wooden head used esp. for driving stakes or wedges.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. (v.t.)to use roughly; manhandle.

  3. to injure by rough treatment.

Origin of maul:

1200–50; ME malle < OF mail mallet, hammer < L malleus


Princeton's WordNet

  1. maul, sledge, sledgehammer(verb)

    a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges

  2. maul(verb)

    split (wood) with a maul and wedges

  3. maul, mangle(verb)

    injure badly by beating


  1. maul(Noun)

    A heavy long-handled hammer, used for splitting logs by driving a wedge into it, or in combat.

  2. maul(Noun)

    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.

  3. maul(Verb)

    To handle someone or something in a rough way.

  4. maul(Verb)

    To savage; to cause serious physical wounds (usually by an animal).

    The bear mauled him in a terrible way.

  5. maul(Verb)

    To criticise harshly.

  6. Origin: malle, from mail, from mail, from malleus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maul(noun)

    a heavy wooden hammer or beetle

  2. Maul(verb)

    to beat and bruise with a heavy stick or cudgel; to wound in a coarse manner

  3. Maul(verb)

    to injure greatly; to do much harm to

Anagrams of maul

  1. luma

  2. alum

Translations for maul

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(especially of an animal) to injure (a person or animal) usually badly

He was badly mauled by an angry lion.

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