verb (used with object), pes·tled, pes·tling.
verb (used without object), pes·tled, pes·tling.
Origin of pestle
Examples from the Web for pestle
All are thrown into a wooden bowl and beaten with a pestle into a colorful plate of food.
So if you have high-quality saffron, you should feel free to grind it yourself with a mortar and pestle.
Put the spices into a pestle and mortar and pound them up with a pinch of salt.
Fragment of a pestle made of stone of nearly square cross section.The Archaeology of the Yakima Valley|Harlan Ingersoll Smith
As we have seen, the primitive miller gradually learned that the pestle did better work when it fell with a twirling motion.Stories of Useful Inventions|Samuel Eagle Foreman
"He would be crushed like a pepper-corn pounded by a pestle in a mortar," remarked the Professor.The Funny Philosophers|George Yellott
He resolved then to try to make a mortar and pestle of hard wood.An American Robinson Crusoe|Samuel. B. Allison
"For fifteen dollars," replied Mr. Boolpin, twirling his pestle playfully.Round the Block|John Bell Bouton