Translate maul | into French | into Italian | into Spanish
Definition of maul
- 1(in rugby union) a loose scrum formed around a player with the ball off the ground. Compare with ruck1.
- 2another term for beetle2 (sense 1 of the noun).
Middle English (in the sense 'hammer or wooden club', also 'strike with a heavy weapon'): from Old French mail, from Latin malleus 'hammer'