Pall Mall

Pall Mall

[pal mal, pel mel]
noun
a street in London, England, famed for its clubs.
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pall-mall

[pel-mel, pal-mal, pawl-mawl]
noun
1.
a game, popular in the 17th century, in which a ball of boxwood was struck with a mallet in an attempt to drive it through a raised iron ring at the end of a playing alley.
2.
a playing alley on which this game was played.

Origin:
1560–70; < Middle French pallemaille < Italian pallamaglio, equivalent to palla ball (< Langobardic) + maglio mallet (< Latin malleus). See ball1, mall, mell

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pall-mall (ˈpælˈmæl)
 
n
1.  a game in which a ball is driven by a mallet along an alley and through an iron ring
2.  the alley itself
 
[C17: from obsolete French, from Italian pallamaglio, from palla ball + maglio mallet]

Pall Mall (ˈpæl ˈmæl)
 
n
a street in central London, noted for its many clubs

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pall-mall
see mall.
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