Wallet vs Mallet - What's the difference?

wallet | mallet |

As nouns the difference between wallet and mallet

is that wallet is a small case, often flat and often made of leather, for keeping money (especially paper money), credit cards, etc while 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.

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 wallet)


(en noun)
  • A small case, often flat and often made of leather, for keeping money (especially paper money), credit cards, etc.
  • The thief stole all the money and credit cards out of the old man's wallet .
  • (by extension, slang) A person's bank account or assets.
  • It's unknown if the pro running back's recent sex scandal will hit him in the wallet or not.
  • A thick case or folder with plastic sleeves in which compact discs may be stored.
  • I won an auction online for a cheap CD wallet .
  • (archaic) A bag or pouch.
  • He brought with him a large wallet with some provisions for the road.


    * billfold * pocketbook

    See also

    * purse





    (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.