See also: Maul
- 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.
heavy, long-handled hammer
- 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.
- (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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- 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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