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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gavel mean? 

GAVEL (noun)
  The noun GAVEL has 1 sense:

1. a small mallet used by a presiding officer or a judge

  Familiarity information: GAVEL used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

GAVEL (noun)

Sense 1gavel [BACK TO TOP]


A small mallet used by a presiding officer or a judge

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Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("gavel" is a kind of...):

beetle; mallet (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)

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