(Mall) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Malled (m&addld); p. pr. & vb. n. Malling.] [Cf. OF. mailler. See Mall
beetle, and cf. Malleate.] To beat with a mall; to beat with something heavy; to bruise; to maul.
(Mall) n. [LL. mallum a public assembly; cf. OHG. mahal assembly, transaction; akin to AS. mæðel,
meðel, assembly, m&aemacrlan to speak, Goth. maþl market place.] Formerly, among Teutonic nations,
a meeting of the notables of a state for the transaction of public business, such meeting being a modification
of the ancient popular assembly. Hence: (a) A court of justice. (b) A place where justice is administered.
(c) A place where public meetings are held.
Councils, which had been as frequent as diets or malls, ceased.Milman.
(Mal"lard) n. [F. malari,fr. mâle male + -art =-ard. See Male, a., and -ard.]
1. (Zoöl.) A drake; the male of Anas boschas.
2. (Zoöl.) A large wild duck (Anas boschas) inhabiting both America and Europe. The domestic duck
has descended from this species. Called also greenhead.
(Mal"le*a*bil"i*ty) n. [CF. F. malléabilité.] The quality or state of being malleable; opposed
to friability and brittleness. Locke.
Malleable iron, iron that is capable of extension or of being shaped under the hammer; decarbonized
cast iron. See under Iron. Malleable iron castings, articles cast from pig iron and made malleable
by heating then for several days in the presence of some substance, as hematite, which deprives the
cast iron of some of its carbon.
(Mal"le*a*ble) a. [F. malléable, fr. LL. malleare to hammer. See Malleate.] Capable of being
extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers; applied to metals.
(Mal"le*a*ble*ize) v. t. To make malleable.
(Mal"le*a*ble*ness), n. Quality of being malleable.
(Mal"le*al) a. (Anat.) Pertaining to the malleus.
(Mal"le*ate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Malleated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Malleating ] [L. malleatus hammered,
fr. malleus a hammer. See Mall, v. t.] To hammer; to beat into a plate or leaf.
(Mal`le*a"tion) n. [LL. malleatio: cf. OF. malléation.] The act or process of beating into a
plate, sheet, or leaf, as a metal; extension by beating.
(Mal"le*cho) n. Same as Malicho.
(Mal*lee" bird`) (Zoöl.) [From native name.] The leipoa. See Leipoa.
(Mal"le*mock Mal"le*moke) n. (Zoöl.) See Mollemoke.
(Mal"len*ders) n. pl. (Far.) Same as Malanders.
(Mal*le"o*lar) a. [See Malleolus.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the malleolus; in the region of
the malleoli of the ankle joint.
(||Mal*le"*o*lus) n.; pl. Malleoli [L., dim. of malleus hammer.]
1. (Anat.) A projection at the distal end of each bone of the leg at the ankle joint. The malleolus of the
tibia is the internal projection, that of the fibula the external.