With a lot of forethought, he wields an 8-pound maul through timber.
At first curiosity attracted this animal, and later the hunting instinct caused him to maul his prey.
Would you have had the courage to swing the maul for the first blow if you had seen that bulkhead?
I met him with a maul, and parried his blow, or I should have then lost my life.
And, so saying, I picked up the maul and walked out of the building.
When wounded they become very savage, but they are at all times bad customers for dogs, which they maul in a shocking manner.
Do you think the first tiger I see will get into my howdah and maul me?
There came the thudding of Alec's maul as he drove the iron wedges into a section of tree and began to split it into fence posts.
maul him, and send him back to Stanley Junction as a lesson to the others.
And so great were his "maul & wedge" propensities that he withheld not his hand from splitting the Tree of Liberty.
mid-13c., meallen "strike with a heavy weapon," from Middle English mealle (mid-13c.) "mace, wooden club, heavy hammer" (see maul (n.). The meaning "damage seriously, mangle" is first recorded 1690s. Related: Mauled; mauling.
c.1200, mealle, "hammer, usually a heavy one; sledgehammer," from Old French mail "hammer," from Latin malleus "hammer" (see mallet).
an old name for a mallet, the rendering of the Hebrew mephits (Prov. 25:18), properly a war-club.