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gavelnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡæv·əl/
a ​smallhammer used by an ​official in ​charge of a ​meeting for ​hitting a ​woodenblock or ​table in ​order to get people’s ​attention: The ​judgebanged her gavel and said, "Quiet, ​please!"
(Definition of gavel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) (会议主席用来保持肃静的)小木槌…
in Chinese (Traditional) (會議主席用來保持肅靜的)小木槌…
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