beetles (striking tools)

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Scope note
Implements consisting of a heavy head, usually of wood, with a handle or stock, used in various industrial and domestic operations, and having various shapes according to the purpose for which it is used. Examples include beetles for driving wedges or pegs, ramming down paving stones, or for crushing, bruising, beating, flattening, or smoothing various materials or things.
Accepted term: 27-May-2024