Pestle meaning

pĕs'əl, pĕs'təl
A club-shaped, handheld tool for grinding or mashing substances in a mortar.
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A large bar moved vertically to stamp or pound, as in a press or mill.
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To pound, grind, or mash with or as if with a pestle.
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A tool, usually club-shaped, used to pound or grind substances in a mortar.
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Any of several tools for pounding, grinding, or stamping.
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To pound, grind, crush, etc. with or as with a pestle.
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A club-shaped, handheld tool for grinding or mashing substances in a mortar.
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A club-shaped, round-headed stick used in a mortar to pound, crush, rub or grind things.
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(archaic) A constable's or bailiff's staff; so called from its shape.

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The leg and leg bone of an animal, especially of a pig.

A pestle of pork.

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To pound, crush, rub or grind (things), as in a mortar with a pestle.
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To use a pestle.
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Origin of pestle

  • Middle English pestel from Old French from Latin pistillum
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Via Old French pestel, from Latin pistillum, from pÄ«nsō (“pound, beat"). Cognate to pesto.
    From Wiktionary