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gavel

gav·el

gavel

 
 
pronunciation:
gae vl
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: a small hammer, usu. wooden, used by a judge or someone presiding over a meeting or auction to get attention, call for order, or signal a sale.
The judge pounded her gavel and called for order in the courtroom.
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