adjective Date: 1968 extending from the beginning to the end of a meeting or session <
gavel-to-gavel television coverage

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gavel — UK [ˈɡæv(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms gavel : singular gavel plural gavels a small wooden hammer that someone in such as a judge knocks on a table to emphasize a decision, or so that people will listen …   English dictionary

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