Gav"el (?), n.

A gable.

[Prov. Eng.]

Halliwell.

 

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Gav"el, n. [OF. gavelle, F. javelle, prob. dim. from L. capulus handle, fr. capere to lay hold of, seize; or cf. W. gafael hold, grasp. Cf. Heave.]

A small heap of grain, not tied up into a bundle.

Wright.

 

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Gav"el, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]

1.

The mallet of the presiding officer in a legislative body, public assembly, court, masonic body, etc.

2.

A mason's setting maul.

Knight.

 

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Gav"el, n. [OF. gavel, AS. gafol, prob. fr. gifan to give. See Give, and cf. Gabel tribute.] Law

Tribute; toll; custom. [Obs.] See Gabel.

Cowell.

 

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