A small maul with a short handle, -- used esp. for driving a tool, as a chisel or the like; also, a light beetle with a long handle, -- used in playing croquet.
- A short-handled hammer, usually with a cylindrical head of wood, used chiefly to drive a chisel or wedge.
- A tool with a large head, used to strike a surface without damaging it.
- Sports A long-handled implement used to strike a ball, as in croquet and polo.
- Music A light hammer with a rounded head for striking a percussion instrument.