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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The mallet of an officer in charge of a meeting.

Usage examples (35)
  • The judge rapped the gavel to gain order in the court.
  • Secondly, The particular pleading with those that were offended with this distribution in gavel-kind.
  • But the notion of a Democratic House without Pelosi wielding the speaker's gavel is not as far-fetched as it might seem.
  • Only if he can figure out which end of the gavel is the op rcov092 for more
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