pestle

Definition of pestle

pes´tle   Pronunciation: pĕs´t'l or pĕs´'l; 277
n.1.An implement for pounding and breaking or braying substances in a mortar; as, to grind with a mortar and pestle.
2.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; as, a pestle of pork.
v. t. & i.1.To pound, pulverize, bray, or mix with a pestle, or as with a pestle; to use a pestle.
[imp. & p. p. Pestled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pestling .]

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abrade, atomize, beat, bray, brecciate, cheese grater, comminute, comminutor, contriturate, crumb, crumble, crush, crusher, disintegrate, flour, fragment, grain, granulate, granulator, granulize, grate, grater, grind, grind to powder, grinder, kominuter, levigate, levigator, mash, masher, mill, millstone, mortar and pestle, nutmeg grater, pound, powder, pulverize, pulverizer, quern, quernstone, reduce to powder, rock crusher, roller, scrunch, shard, shred, shredder, smash, squash, steamroller, triturate, triturator
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