A large heavy wooden beetle; a mallet for driving anything with force; a maul.
A heavy blow.
An old game played with malls or mallets and balls. See pall mall.
A place where the game of mall was played.
A public walk; a level shaded walk.
(US, Australia) A pedestrianised street, especially a shopping precinct.
- Part of the area was laid out in gravel walks, and planted with elms; and these convenient and frequented walks obtained the name of the City Mall .
* 2002 , Alexander Garvin, The American City: What Works, What Doesn?t ,
- pedestrian mall
An enclosed shopping centre.
* 2004 , Ralph E. Warner, Get a Life: You Don?t Need a Million to Retire Well ,
- America?s first pedestrianized shopping mall' opened in 1959 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Like most later pedestrian ' malls , it was intended to revive what everybody thought was a decaying downtown.
* 2010 , Greg Holden, Starting an Online Business For Dummies ,
- Every day, at about the time the rest of us go to work, groups of retirees gather at many of America?s enclosed shopping malls .
- In addition to Web site kits, ISPs, and businesses that specialize in Web hosting, online shopping malls provide another form of Web hosting.
* mall rat
* shopping mall
To beat with a mall, or mallet; to beat with something heavy; to bruise.
To build up with the development of shopping malls.
(informal) To shop at the mall.
A type of scrubland with low-growing thick eucalypts, characteristic of certain parts of Australia.
Any semi-desert region of Australia where such scrub is the predominant vegetation.
*1958 , EO Schlunke, The Village Hampden :
*:‘They're going to lynch you, Regerson,’ Harry told him, grinning. ‘You'd better take to the mallee before they come for you.’
*1985 , (Peter Carey), Illywhacker , Faber and Faber 2003, p. 365:
*:It made no difference that he had also invented several ploughs and a device for grubbing Mallee country or that people had journeyed all the way from Melbourne to inspect them.
Any of several low-growing eucalypts characteristic of such scrubland, especially
(botany) The growth habit of certain eucalypt species that grow with multiple stems springing from an underground lignotuber, shared by species of related genera.
* (mallee ringneck)
* (mallee roller)
* mallee soil