There was a round of applause when the gavel dropped, then it was like, 'Oh crumbs, it's sold!'
One advantage of Inhofe taking the gavel is that he might have to start playing defense.
And, all things considered, it was good she also brought the gavel.
After the gavel, comes the chiming of wedding bells …and the ringing of cash registers.
With her short gray hair and no-nonsense glare, Lykos was notoriously grouchy with the gavel.
A quick tap of the gavel silenced the little murmur that had arisen at her entrance.
The Speaker rapped with his gavel, and I failed to hear the opening words.
The courtroom quieted the moment they opened the door, and the judge banged the gavel for silence.
Silence for a while, that Mr. Price may feel the gavel in his hand, which he does.
The judge's gavel pounded viciously and his stentorian voice bellowed for order.
"small mallet used by presiding officers at meetings," 1805, American English, of unknown origin; perhaps connected with German dialectal gaffel "brotherhood, friendly society," from Middle High German gaffel "society, guild," related to Old English gafol "tribute," giefan "to give" (see habit). But in some sources gavel also is identified as a type of mason's tool, in which case the extended meaning may be via freemasonry. As a verb, by 1887, from the noun.