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English definition of “pestle”

pestle

noun [C] uk   /ˈpes.l̩/ us  
a heavy stick made of clay, stone, or metal with a thick, rounded end, used for crushing substances in a mortar (= a small strong bowl) by hitting or rubbing them: Crush the garlic into a paste using a pestle and mortar.
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