mallet means: This tool is usually made from sturdy, hardwood with a metallic-reinforced striking area. It’s used for flattening thin pieces of meat and poultry as well as cracking shells for cooked crabs or lobsters. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does mallet mean?

This is a short-handled, cylindrical-shaped hammer that’s used primarily to drive a wedge or chisel. (in Merlin Dictionary)

Similar tool, but with rubber, leather or plastic heads. It is used to touch a surface and not damage it. (in Merlin Dictionary)

Long-handled tool used for striking a ball. (in Merlin Dictionary)

For striking a drum instrument, a light hammer has a round head. (in Merlin Dictionary)