Meaning of “gavel” in the English Dictionary


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gavelnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡæv·əl/

a small hammer used by an official in charge of a meeting for hitting a wooden block or table in order to get people’s attention:

The judge banged her gavel and said, "Quiet, please!"

(Definition of “gavel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)