Pronunciation: (môl),[key] —n. 1. a heavy hammer, as for driving stakes or wedges.
2. Archaic.a heavy club or mace.
—v.t. 1. to handle or use roughly: The book was badly mauled by its borrowers. 2. to injure by a rough beating, shoving, or the like; bruise: to be mauled by an angry crowd. 3. to split with a maul and wedge, as a wooden rail. Also,mall.