As nouns the difference between mallet and mallei
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 mallei
As a proper noun mallet
is (cryptography) often the malicious party in examples of threat scenarios (synonym: mallory) see (alice and bob
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:
A light beetle with a long handle used in playing croquet.
The stick used to strike the ball in the sport of polo.
- 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.
To strike with a mallet.