Definitions for pall-mallˈpɛlˈmɛl, ˈpælˈmæl, ˈpɔlˈmɔl
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pall-mallˈpɛlˈmɛl, ˈpælˈmæl, ˈpɔlˈmɔl(n.)
a game, popular in the 17th century, in which a ball of boxwood was struck with a mallet in an attempt to drive it through a raised iron ring at the end of a playing alley.
the playing alley.
Origin of pall-mall:
1560–70; < MF pallemaille < It pallamaglio=pallaball1 (< Langobardic) +magliomallet (< L malleus)
a 17th century game; a wooden ball was driven along an alley with a mallet
a fashionable street in London noted for its many private clubs
a game formerly common in England, in which a wooden ball was driven with a mallet through an elevated hoop or ring of iron. The name was also given to the mallet used, to the place where the game was played, and to the street, in London, still called Pall Mall
Pall-mall is a lawn game that was mostly played in the 16th and 17th centuries, a precursor to croquet.
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