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Mallet vs Sallet - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between mallet and sallet

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 sallet is (historical) a type of light spherical helmet or sallet can be .

As a proper noun mallet

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



(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.
  • sallet


    (wikipedia sallet)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) salade, from (etyl) celada, thought to be from (etyl) (although the Latin word is not attested in this sense).


    (en noun)
  • (historical) A type of light spherical helmet
  • * 1786 , , A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons , page 11.
  • At Hampton Court, sallets for archers on horseback, sallets with grates, and old sallets with vizards: At Windsor, salettes and skulls: At Calais, saletts with vysars and bevers, and salets with bevers.

    Etymology 2

    Alternative forms.


    (en noun)
  • * 1602 : , act 2 scene 2 lines 378-383
  • I remember one said
    there were no sallets in the lines to make the matter
    savoury nor no matter in the phrase that might indict
    the author of affection, but called it an honest method,
    as wholesome as sweet, and by very much more
    handsome than fine.


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