- n. （拍卖商、法官、议长用的）小木槌
- n. (Gavel)人名；(法、瑞典)加韦尔
1. gavel 是gave + l(象棒子) 给你一棒槌→小木槌。
- gavel (n.)
- "small mallet used by presiding officers at meetings," 1805, American English, of unknown origin; perhaps connected with German dialectal gaffel "brotherhood, friendly society," from Middle High German gaffel "society, guild," related to Old English gafol "tribute," giefan "to give" (see habit). But in some sources gavel also is identified as a type of mason's tool, in which case the extended meaning may be via freemasonry. As a verb, by 1887, from the noun. Old English had tabule "wooden hammer struck as a signal for assembly among monks," an extended sense of table (n.).
- 1. "Let's take a ten-minute recess", the judge said, pounding his gavel.
- 2. The judge rapped on the table twice with his gavel.
- 3. The chairman rapped on the table twice with his gavel.
- 4. You can have the gavel next, but right now she's got it.
- 5. The judge rapped on top of the table with his gavel.
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