- A mason's setting maul.
- A gable.
- (historical) Rent.
- (figuratively) The legal system as a whole (not UK).
- A small heap of grain, not tied up into a bundle.
- A wooden mallet, used by a courtroom judge (not UK), or by a committee chairman, struck against a sounding block to quieten those present, or by an auctioneer to accept the highest bid at auction.
- (obsolete) Usury; interest on money.
- To use a gavel.
"The judge gavelled for order in the courtroom after the defendant burst out with a confession."