Pronunciation: (mal'it), [key]
1. a hammerlike tool with a head commonly of wood but occasionally of rawhide, plastic, etc., used for driving any tool with a wooden handle, as a chisel, or for striking a surface.
2. the wooden implement used to strike the balls in croquet.
3. Polo.the long-handled stick, or club, used to drive the ball.
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