pestle definition

  • noun:
    • A club-shaped, hand-held device for milling or mashing substances in a mortar.
    • a big club moved vertically to stamp or pound, as in a press or mill.
    • A club-shaped, round-headed stick found in a mortar to pound, crush, wipe or work things.
    • An implement for beating and breaking or braying substances in a mortar.
    • A constable's or bailiff's staff; -- so named from the form.
    • The knee and leg bone of an animal, specifically of a pig.
    • a guitar for pounding and breaking a substance in a mortar.
    • In equipment:
    • The vertically going club of a stamp-mill.
    • the pounders or mallets utilized in a fulling-mill.
    • The knee of particular pets, especially associated with pig.
    • a quick staff held by a constable or bailiff. Compare mace.
    • device composed of much club that moves vertically for beating or crushing ores
    • a club-shaped hand tool for milling and blending substances in a mortar
    • huge device of rock or iron (usually with an appartment base and a handle) that is used to work and combine product (as whole grain or medications or pigments) against a slab of rock
  • verb-transitive:
    • To pound, grind, or mash with or as though with a pestle.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to make use of a pestle.
  • verb:
    • To pound, crush, wipe or routine (things), such as a mortar with a pestle.
    • To pound, pulverize, bray, or blend with a pestle, or as with a pestle; to use a pestle.
    • grind, mash or pulverize in a mortar
  • others:
    • to-break or pound with a pestle; pulverize, grind, or rub with a pestle, such as a mortar.
    • to utilize a pestle; pound.

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