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MAUL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does maul mean? 

MAUL (noun)
  The noun MAUL has 1 sense:

1. a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges

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


MAUL (verb)
  The verb MAUL has 2 senses:

1. split (wood) with a maul and wedges
2. injure badly by beating

  Familiarity information: MAUL used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MAUL (noun)


Sense 1maul [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

maul; sledgehammer; sledge

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

hammer (a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking)


MAUL (verb)


Sense 1maul [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Split (wood) with a maul and wedges

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "maul" is one way to...):

cleave; rive; split (separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2maul [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Injure badly by beating

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

mangle; maul

Hypernyms (to "maul" is one way to...):

blemish; deface; disfigure (mar or spoil the appearance of)

"Maul" entails doing...:

injure; wound (cause injuries or bodily harm to)

mar; mutilate (destroy or injure severely)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


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