See also: Maul

EnglishEdit

 
A maul.

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English malle (mace, maul), from Anglo-Norman mail, from Old French mail, from Latin malleus (hammer). Doublet of malleus.

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NounEdit

maul (plural mauls)

  1. A heavy long-handled hammer, used for splitting logs by driving a wedge into them, or in combat.
  2. (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.

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VerbEdit

maul (third-person singular simple present mauls, present participle mauling, simple past and past participle mauled)

  1. To handle someone or something in a rough way.
  2. 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?[1], archived from the original on 3 November 2022, retrieved 5 November 2022, 26:02 from the start:
      The embattled heavy cruiser is not in immediate danger of sinking, but is being badly mauled.
  3. (figuratively) To criticise harshly.
    The latest film by the Cohen brothers was mauled by the press, and was a box-office flop to boot.
  4. (transitive) To beat with a maul.

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ReferencesEdit

  • maul at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • maul in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911

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CimbrianEdit

NounEdit

maul n

  1. mouth

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EstonianEdit

NounEdit

maul

  1. adessive singular of magu

Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

maul

  1. imperative of maule