gavel (noun) – the small hammer that is used by a judge or other official to signal it is time for an action
gavel (verb) – to cause an action using a gavel
Examples of how you can use gavel:
The judge used her gavel to adjourn the court session, and said we would to continue the next afternoon.
At auction, the gavel came down at Gareth’s bid, after which he could call himself the proud owner of the beautiful painting.
He banged his gavel on the table to demand order.
After all questions had been answered, the chairperson gavelled the meeting to an end.