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Meaning of pestle

pes•tle

Pronunciation: (pes'ul, pes'tl), [key]
— n., v., -tled, -tling.
—n.
  1. a tool for pounding or grinding substances in a mortar. See illus. under.
  2. any of various appliances for pounding, stamping, etc.
—v.t.
  1. to pound or grind with or as if with a pestle.
—v.i.
  1. to work with a pestle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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