- a large, heavy mallet, used to strike the ball in the game of pall-mall
Origin of mall< pall-mall the game itself
- a lane or alley where the game was played
- a shaded walk or public promenade
- a street for pedestrians only, with shops on each side, and often with decorative plantings, benches, etc.
- a completely enclosed, air-conditioned shopping center like this
- a median strip
Origin of mallvariant, variety of maul, especially associated, association in 17th circa with (pall)-mall
- A large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
- A street lined with shops and closed to vehicles.
- A shady public walk or promenade.
- Chiefly Upstate New York See median.
Origin of mallAfter The Mall, in London, England, originally a pall-mall alley.
- A large heavy wooden beetle; a mallet for driving anything with force; a maul.
- A heavy blow.
- An old game played with malls or mallets and balls. See pall mall.
- A place where the game of mall was played.
- A public walk; a level shaded walk.
- (US, Australia) A pedestrianised street, especially a shopping precinct.
- pedestrian mall
- An enclosed shopping centre.
(third-person singular simple present malls, present participle malling, simple past and past participle malled)
From Old French mail