a game, popular in the 17th century, in which a ball of boxwood was struck with a mallet in an attempt to drive it through a raised iron ring at the end of a playing alley.
a playing alley on which this game was played.
Other definitions for Pall Mall (2 of 2)
a street in London, England, famed for its clubs.
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How to use pall-mall in a sentence
Dad was lying on his bed in his underwear and T-shirt smoking a Pall Mall.
In 1871 a group of 32 burly Victorians met at the Pall Mall restaurant on Cockspur Street and started the Rugby Football Union.Olympics Kickoff: Boris Johnson on London’s Sporty Side | Boris Johnson | July 27, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
On the other hand, they hung in his house in Pall Mall in long rows on the walls of his studio.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4) | Richard Muther
After his death it was sold in two parts by Mr. Evans of Pall Mall.English Book Collectors | William Younger Fletcher
Give us your fist, old boy: and won't we send the 'pall-mall Gazette' up to ten thousand a week, that's all!A History of Pendennis, Volume 1 | William Makepeace Thackeray
That there may have been some dealings between the "pall-mall Gazette" and this influential party, is very possible.A History of Pendennis, Volume 1 | William Makepeace Thackeray
The writing is now excellent of its kind, but for the word 'Metropolis' and the phrase 'no great distance from' Pall Mall.The Hills and the Vale | Richard Jefferies
British Dictionary definitions for pall-mall (1 of 2)
a game in which a ball is driven by a mallet along an alley and through an iron ring
the alley itself
British Dictionary definitions for Pall Mall (2 of 2)
a street in central London, noted for its many clubs
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