gavel

gavel [ GRAV-uh'l ]
 noun, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (n.) small pebbles
2. (tr. v.) to cover with small pebbles
3. (tr. v.) to bring to a standstill from perplexity
5. (adj.) harsh and grating
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The gravel path leads to the gazebo.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 She was walking home one evening and stumbled on the gravel then tripped over the hole, landing on her leg.

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