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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mal·let /ˈmælət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mal·let n.  A small maul with a short handle, -- used esp. for driving a tool, as a chisel or the like; also, a light beetle with a long handle, -- used in playing croquet.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a sports implement with a long handle and a head like a
           hammer; used in sports (polo or croquet) to hit a ball
      2: a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike
         percussion instruments
      3: a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually
         wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or
         for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing [syn: beetle]