Mallet vs Mallee - What's the difference?

mallet | mallee |

As nouns the difference between mallet and mallee

is that mallet is a type of articulated locomotive, in which there are two powered trucks, with the rear truck being rigidly attached to the main body and boiler of the locomotive, while the front powered truck is attached to the rear by a hinge, so that it may swing from side to side, and with the front end of the boiler resting upon a sliding bearing on the swinging front truck while mallee is a type of scrubland with low-growing thick eucalypts, characteristic of certain parts of australia.

As a proper noun mallet

is (cryptography) often the malicious party in examples of threat scenarios (synonym: mallory) see (alice and bob).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia mallet)


(en noun)
  • A type of hammer with a larger than usual head made of wood, rubber or similar non-iron material, used by woodworkers for driving a tool, such as a chisel. A kind of maul.
  • A weapon resembling the tool, but typically much larger.
  • * 1786 , Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons , page 51:
  • The Mallet of arms, according to the representation of it given by Father Daniel, exactly resembles the wooden instrument of that name, now in use, except in the length of the handle, it was like the hammer of arms, to be used with both hands, indeed it differed very little from that weapon in its form.
  • A light beetle with a long handle used in playing croquet.
  • The stick used to strike the ball in the sport of polo.
  • Derived terms

    * malleter * (cryptography)


    (en verb)
  • To strike with a mallet.
  • mallee


    (wikipedia mallee)


    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • Derived terms

    * (mallee ringneck) * (mallee roller) * mallee soil ----