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

 pes·tle /ˈpɛsəl, ˈpɛstḷ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pes·tle /ˈpɛsəl , ˈpɛstḷ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 pes·tle n.
 1. An implement for pounding and breaking or braying substances in a mortar; as, to grind with a mortar and pestle.
 2. A constable's or bailiff's staff; -- so called from its shape. [Obs.]
 3. The leg and leg bone of an animal, especially of a pig; as, a pestle of pork.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 pes·tle v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Pestled p. pr. & vb. n. Pestling ] To pound, pulverize, bray, or mix with a pestle, or as with a pestle; to use a pestle.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for
           pounding or crushing ores [syn: stamp]
      2: a heavy tool of stone or iron (usually with a flat base and
         a handle) that is used to grind and mix material (as grain
         or drugs or pigments) against a slab of stone [syn: muller,
      3: a club-shaped hand tool for grinding and mixing substances
         in a mortar
      v : grind or pulverize in a pestle