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    hammer - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hammer

    Definition
    (noun) the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled
    Synonyms : cock
    Definition
    (noun) a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking Definition
    (noun) the ossicle attached to the eardrum
    Synonyms : malleus
    Definition
    (noun) a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.
    Synonyms : mallet
    Definition
    (noun) a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw Definition
    (noun) a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate Definition
    (noun) a power tool for drilling rocks
    Synonyms : power hammer
    Definition
    (noun) the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)
    Synonyms : hammering , pound , pounding
    Example Sentence
    • the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard
    • the pounding of feet on the hallway
    Definition
    (verb) beat with or as if with a hammer
    Example Sentence
    • hammer the metal flat
    Definition
    (verb) create by hammering
    Synonyms : forge
    Example Sentence
    • hammer the silver into a bowl
    • forge a pair of tongues
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