maul, sledge, sledgehammer(verb)
a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges
split (wood) with a maul and wedges
injure badly by beating
A heavy long-handled hammer, used for splitting logs by driving a wedge into it, or in combat.
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.
To handle someone or something in a rough way.
To savage; to cause serious physical wounds (usually by an animal).
The bear mauled him in a terrible way.
To criticise harshly.
Origin: malle, from mail, from mail, from malleus
a heavy wooden hammer or beetle
to beat and bruise with a heavy stick or cudgel; to wound in a coarse manner
to injure greatly; to do much harm to
Origin: [See Mall a hammer.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mawl, v.t. to beat with a mall or a heavy stick: to injure greatly by beating.—n. a heavy wooden hammer: a struggle for the ball in football, when it has been carried across the goal-line, but has not yet been touched down. [Mall.]
The numerical value of maul in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of maul in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- балға, сүкешBashkir
- molCatalan, Valencian
- hrubě, ztrhat, zacházet, potrhatCzech
- Spalthammer, misshandelnGerman
- mandarria, maltratarSpanish
- nuija, pahoinpidellä, murjoa, leka, raadella, moukariFinnish
- maltraiter, merlinFrench
- slacScottish Gaelic
- strapazzare, maglio, sbranare, mazzaItalian
- kovos kūjisLithuanian
- kloofbijl, toetakelenDutch
- malhar, maltratarPortuguese
- истяза́ть, искале́чить, схва́тка, кале́чить, покале́чить, кува́лда, му́чить, терза́тьRussian
- släggyxa, mörbultaSwedish
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