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Definition of the noun gavel

What does gavel mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: gavels

  1. a small mallet used by a presiding officer or a judge
    • examples: The judge banged his gavel again. | The judge banged his gavel.
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: beetle / mallet = a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head

Alternative definition of the noun gavel

noun

  1. [historical] Rent.
  2. [obsolete] Usury; interest on money.
  3. 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.
  4. [figuratively] The legal system as a whole.

Definition of the verb gavel

What does gavel mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: gaveled / gavelled (less preferred form) | gaveling / gavelling (less preferred form) | gavels

  1. To use a gavel.

Groups

  1. Gavel a.k.a. Gävel is a musical group.
  2. Gavel is a musical group.
    • members:
    • albums: "Kungarna som ingen visste om", "Kavel", "Duga"

Character

Gavel is a minor fictional character in the Marvel comics universe.

Miscellanea

Gavel: A gavel is a small ceremonial mallet commonly made of hardwood, typically fashioned with a handle and often struck against a sounding block to enhance its sounding qualities. It is a symbol of the authority and right to act officially in the capacity of a chair or presiding officer. It is used to call for attention or to punctuate rulings and proclamations. It is customarily struck to indicate the opening, keep the meeting itself calm and orderly, and the closing of proceedings, giving rise to the phrase gavel-to-gavel to describe the entirety of a meeting or session. It is also used by judges in the courts of some countries and by auctioneers to signal a sale.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Gavel

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Google previewAgriscience Fundamentals and Applications (2009)

by L. DeVere Burton

The gavel is a wooden mallet used by the presiding officer to direct a meeting ( Figure 6-13). It is used to call the meeting to order, announce the result of votes, and adjourn the meeting. It is also used to signal the members to stand, sit down, ...

Google previewMasonic Voice Review (1885)

Metaphorically the Gavel is a stone-cutter's hammer, and ritual- istically is a symbol of the purification of the heart. By the Monitor we are apprised that it is one of the working tools of the Entered Apprentice Mason ; that it is made use of by the ...

Google previewThe Masonic Review (1891)

The Gavel is an emblem of authority, and the tongue is quick to obey it, for the Gavel is kind, even when it is most authoritative. Once acknowledge the truth that Freemasons are fond of the banquet because they hunger after social enjoyment, ...

Google previewThe Eastern Star (1906)

The gavel is a symbol of authority, human ...

Google previewThe Freemason's Repository (1889)

The Gavel is an emblem of authority, and the tongue is quick to obey it, for the Gavel is kind, even when it is most authoritative. Once acknowledge the truth that Freemasons are fond of the banquet because they hunger after social enjoyment, ...

Google previewMasonic Quiz Book (2006)

by William O. Peterson

The gavel is a symbol of order and decorum ; the setting maul of death by violence. 28. The Temple of King Solomon. 29. Fidelity and trust. Horapollo says in Egypt it was the symbol of the builder. The origin of the sign ' is lost in antiquity. v 30.

Google previewThe Republican (1825)

The common gavel is an important instrument of labour and highly esteemed as an implement of art; though recognized by various artists under different appellations, it is yet admitted by them all, that no work ofmanual skill can be completed ...

Google previewBritish Freemasonry, 1717-1813 (2016)

by Robert Peter

The Common Gavel is an important instrument of labour. Though recognised by various artists under different appellations it is yet admitted by them all that no measure of manual skill can be completed without it. But as we are not all operative ...

Google previewFreemasonry (2001)

The Invisible Cult by Jack Harris

The Gavel—First Degree The Common Gavel is an instrument made use of by operative Masons to break off the corners of rough stones, the better to fit them for the builder's use; but we, as Free and Accepted Masons, are taught to make use ...

Google previewThe Freemason's Magazine and General Miscellany (1811)

The common gavel is an instrument made use of by opera-_ tive masons, to break off the corners of rough stones, the better to fit them for the builder's use; but we, as free and accepted masons, are taught to make use of it for the more glorious ...

Google previewIllustrations of Masonry by One of the Fraternity

whereby we find eight hours for the service of God, and a worthy, distressed brother, eight hours for our usual vocations, and eight for refreshment and sleep; the common gavel is an instrument made use of by operative Masons to break off ...

Google previewThe Spirit of '76 (1897)

" Around the larger end of the gavel is a sterling silver plate, on which is engraved the name of the giver, the name ...

Google previewMasonic Standard (1900)

The common gavel is an instrument used by operative Masons to break off the corners of rough stones. better fitting them for the builders' use; but we. as Free and Accepted Masons, are taught to use it for the more noble and glorious purpose ...

Google previewThe Ark, and Odd Fellows' Western Monthly Magazine (1845)

A Monthly Periodical Devoted to the Cause of Odd Fellowship

We would say again, the gavel is an instrument by which we keep order, as a judge would in court or a speaker in ...

Google previewThe American Freemason's New Monthly Magazine (1856)

The Gavel is the symbol of the power of the master, just as the sceptre is the symbol of royal power. In the hands of the wardens it symbolizes only that secondary power which they derive under the master, without which they have no inherent ...

Google previewThe Freemason's Chronicle (1897)

The gavel is an emblem of authority, and the tongue is quick to obey it, for the gavel is kind, even when it is most authoritative. Once acknowledge the truth that Freemasons are fond of the banquet because they hunger after social enjoyment, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Of Freemasonry (Annotated Edition) (2013)

by Albert G. Mackey

GAVEL The common gavel is one of the working tools of an Entered Apprentice. It is made use of by the Operative Mason to break off the corners of the rough ashlar, and thus fit it the better for the builder's use, and is therefore adopted as a ...

Google previewLexicon Technicum: Or, An Universal English Dictionary Of Arts And Sciences (1725)

Explaining Not Only the Terms of Art, But the Arts Themselves by John Harris

y GAVEL, ...

Google previewBouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia (1914)

by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle

GAVELGELD (Sax. gavel, rent, geld, payment). That which yields annual profit or tolL The tribute or toll itself. 3 Mon. Angl. 155 ; Cowell ; Du Cange, Qavelgida. GAVELHERTE. A customary service of ploughing ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Of Freemasonry And Its Kindred Sciences, Volume 2: D-L

by Albert G. Mackey

GAVEL The common gavel is one of the working tools of an Entered Apprentice. It is made use of by the Operative Mason to break off the corners of the rough ashlar, and thus fit it the better for the builder's use, and is therefore adopted as a ...

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The thing is, if you control the Senate meetings, you control the gavel. And the gavel is a very important instrument... an instrument of power. An instrument that establishes the agenda. (Dan Quayle)
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The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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