|1.||to handle clumsily; paw|
|2.||to batter or lacerate|
|3.||a heavy two-handed hammer suitable for driving piles, wedges, etc|
|4.||rugby a loose scrum that forms around a player who is holding the ball and on his feet|
|[C13: from Old French mail, from Latin malleus hammer. See |
an old name for a mallet, the rendering of the Hebrew mephits (Prov. 25:18), properly a war-club.