malleate definition

  • adjective:
    • Possessing or resembling a malleus, or any other framework shaped like a hammer.
    • Having a surface with shallow round indentations, resembling copper that has been hammered.
  • verb:
    • to conquer into form with a hammer.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To hammer; to beat into a plate or leaf.
  • others:
    • To hammer; type into a plate or leaf by beating.
    • In rotifers, getting the mallei stout, the manubria and unci becoming of equal size: as, the malleate type of trophi.

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