- A small maul with a short handle, used especially for driving a tool, as a chisel or the like.
- A weapon resembling the tool, but typically much larger.
- A light beetle with a long handle used in playing croquet.
- The stick used to strike the ball in the sport of polo.
(third-person singular simple present mallets, present participle malleting, simple past and past participle malleted)
- To strike with a mallet.
From Old French mallet, maillet (“a wooden hammer, mallet"), diminutive of mal, mail (“a hammer"), from Latin malleus (“a hammer, mall, mallet").
- 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.
Derived from the name of the inventor, Swiss engineer Anatole Mallet
- (cryptography) Often the malicious party in examples of threat scenarios (synonym: Mallory). See Alice and Bob.
Cryptographic scenarios use archetypal characters with standard names chosen to remember their role: Mallet was derived from "malicious" and "man-in-the-middle attack", as well as a mallet.