maul: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (môl), [key]
- a heavy hammer, as for driving stakes or wedges.
- a heavy club or mace.
- to handle or use roughly: The book was badly mauled by its borrowers.
- to injure by a rough beating, shoving, or the like; bruise: to be mauled by an angry crowd.
- to split with a maul and wedge, as a wooden rail.
- maul (Thesaurus)