Gavel 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. [1913 Webster]

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(of a presiding officer)

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  • gavel — ☆ gavel [gav′əl ] n. [? dial. var. of Scot gable, a fork, tool with forked handle < ME < OE gafol, akin to Ger gabel] a small mallet rapped on the table by a presiding officer in calling for attention or silence, or by an auctioneer vt.… …   English World dictionary

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  • Gavel — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Anton Gavel (* 1984), slowakischer Basketballspieler Henri Gavel (1880–1959), französischer Romanist, Hispanist, Okzitanist und Baskologe Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur U …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gavel — small mallet used by presiding officers at meetings, 1805, Amer.Eng., of unknown origin; perhaps connected with Ger. dial. gaffel brotherhood, friendly society, from M.H.G. gaffel society, guild, related to O.E. gafol tribute, giefan to give (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • gavel — ► NOUN ▪ a small hammer with which an auctioneer, judge, etc., hits a surface to call for attention or order. ► VERB (gavelled, gavelling; US gaveled, gaveling) ▪ bring to order by use of a gavel. ORIGIN originally denoting a stonemason s mallet …   English terms dictionary

  • Gavel — Gav el (g[a^]v [e^]l), n. A gable. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gavel — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gavel — Gav el, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] 1. The mallet of the presiding officer in a legislative body, public assembly, court, masonic body, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. A mason s setting maul. Knight. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gavel — n. m. (France rég.) Sarment de vigne …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Gavel — Porté notamment dans le Pas de Calais et la Somme, le nom est plus fréquent sous la forme Gavelle. C est l équivalent picard du mot javelle , terme lié à la moisson, qui est ici soit un toponyme, soit un surnom de moissonneur (celui qui lie les… …   Noms de famille

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