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Meaning of GAVEL

Pronunciation:  'gavul

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a small mallet used by a presiding officer or a judge

GAVEL is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 See Also: beetle, mallet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gav"el\ (g[a^]v"[e^]l), n.
    A gable. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
  2. \Gav"el\, n. [OF. gavelle, F. javelle, prob. dim. from L.
    capulus handle, fr. capere to lay hold of, seize; or cf. W.
    gafael hold, grasp. Cf. {Heave}.]
    A small heap of grain, not tied up into a bundle. --Wright.
  3. \Gav"el\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
    1. The mallet of the presiding officer in a legislative body,
       public assembly, court, masonic body, etc.
    2. A mason's setting maul. --Knight.
  4. \Gav"el\, n. [OF. gavel, AS. gafol, prob. fr. gifan to
    give. See {Give}, and cf. {Gabel} tribute.] (Law)
    Tribute; toll; custom. [Obs.] See {Gabel}. --Cowell.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a gavel in your dream, symbolizes justice. It may refer to a problem that you need to acknowledge and confront. Dreaming that you are using a gavel, represents a resolution to a problem. Something has been decided.