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Dictionary definition for: Pestle

1. (n) machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores

2. (v) grind or pulverize in a pestle

3. (n) a heavy tool of stone or iron (usually with a flat base and a handle) that is used to grind and mix material (as grain or drugs or pigments) against a slab of stone

4. (n) a club-shaped hand tool for grinding and mixing substances in a mortar

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