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noun 
  1. A wooden mallet, used by a judge in a courtroom, or a chairman of a committee, struck against a sounding block to quiet the rabble down.
  2. (figurative) The legal system as a whole.
Translations: 
  • Spanish: mazo , martillo
    (trans-mid)
verb (gavell, ing)
  1. To use a gavel.
The judge gavelled for order in the courtroom after the defendent burst out with a confession.
Translations: 
  • Spanish: dar mazazos, dar martillazos
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: Unknown.


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