The property of some metals of being extended in all directions by hammering without cracking or breaking. Gold, the most malleable of all metals, can be beaten to a thickness of 0.000004 of an inch. (Derived from the Latin malleare, meaning to hammer.)
The property which allows a material to be permanently deformed, without fracture, when beaten or rolled.
Property of precious metals of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers.