pestle
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈpɛsəl/
Noun

pestle (plural pestles)

  1. A club-shaped, round-headed stick used in a mortar to pound, crush, rub or grind things.
  2. (archaic) A constable's or bailiff's staff; so called from its shape.
  3. The leg and leg bone of an animal, especially of a pig.
    a pestle of pork
Translations Verb

pestle (pestles, present participle pestling; past and past participle pestled)

  1. (transitive) To pound, crush, rub or grind, as in a mortar with a pestle.
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