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Hammer

Hammer Meaning & Definition
Hammer Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Hammer?

[n] the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"
[n] a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking
[n] a power tool for drilling rocks
[n] a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate
[n] the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled
[n] a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw
[n] the ossicle attached to the eardrum
[n] an athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball that is attached to a flexible wire is hurled as far as possible
[v] beat with or as if with a hammer
[v] of metals

Synonyms | Synonyms for Hammer: cock | forge | hammer throw | hammering | malleus | pound | pounding | power hammer

Related Terms | Find terms related to Hammer: air hammer | anvil | assault | attack | auditory apparatus | auditory canal | auditory meatus | auditory nerve | auditory ossicles | auditory tube | auricle | ball peen hammer | bang | barbarize | basilar membrane | baste | batter | beat | beetle | belabor | bony labyrinth | brutalize | buffet | burn | butcher | carry on | cauliflower ear | chipping hammer | claw hammer | cochlea | conch | concha | destroy | dig | din | ding | drive | drop hammer | drub | drudge | drum | drumhead | ear | ear lobe | eardrum | elaborate | electric hammer | endolymph | Eustachian tube | external ear | fag | fashion | flail | flap | form | go on | grave | grind | grub | hammer away | incus | inner ear | jackhammer | knock | lambaste | larrup | lay waste | lobe | lobule | loot | lug | mallet | malleus | mastoid process | maul | middle ear | moil | mug | organ of Corti | outer ear | oval window | paste | patter | peg | peg away | pelt | perilymph | pile hammer | pillage | pinna | plod | plug | plug along | plug away | pommel | pound | pound away | pulverize | pummel | rage | raising hammer | ramp | rampage | rant | rap | rape | rave | riot | riveting hammer | roar | round window | rubber mallet | ruin | sack | savage | secondary eardrum | semicircular canals | shape | shell | slaughter | sledge | sledgehammer | slog | sow chaos | spank | stamp | stapes | steam hammer | stirrup | stone hammer | storm | stutter | tack hammer | tear | tear around | terrorize | thrash | thresh | thump | toil | travail | triphammer | tympanic cavity | tympanic membrane | tympanum | vandalize | vestibule | violate | wade through | wallop | whip | work away | wreck

See Also | air hammer | auditory ossicle | ball-peen hammer | beat | beat | beetle | blow | bricklayer's hammer | carpenter's hammer | claw hammer | clawhammer | dropforge | electric hammer | field event | firing mechanism | foliate | gunlock | hammerhead | hand tool | head | jackhammer | mallet | maul | middle ear | percussor | piano action | plessor | plexor | pneumatic hammer | power tool | sledge | sledge | sledgehammer | sledgehammer | sporting goods | sports equipment | striker | tack hammer | triphammer | tympanic cavity | tympanum

Hammer In Webster's Dictionary

\Ham"mer\, n. [OE. hamer, AS. hamer, hamor; akin to D. hamer, G. & Dan. hammer, Sw. hammare, Icel. hamarr, hammer, crag, and perh. to Gr. ? anvil, Skr. a?man stone.] 1. An instrument for driving nails, beating metals, and the like, consisting of a head, usually of steel or iron, fixed crosswise to a handle. With busy hammers closing rivets up. --Shak. 2. Something which in firm or action resembles the common hammer; as: (a) That part of a clock which strikes upon the bell to indicate the hour. (b) The padded mallet of a piano, which strikes the wires, to produce the tones. (c) (Anat.) The malleus. See under {Ear}. (Gun.) That part of a gunlock which strikes the percussion cap, or firing pin; the cock; formerly, however, a piece of steel covering the pan of a flintlock musket and struck by the flint of the cock to ignite the priming. (e) Also, a person of thing that smites or shatters; as, St. Augustine was the hammer of heresies. He met the stern legionaries [of Rome] who had been the ``massive iron hammers'' of the whole earth. --J. H. Newman. {Atmospheric hammer}, a dead-stroke hammer in which the spring is formed by confined air. {Drop hammer}, {Face hammer}, etc. See under {Drop}, {Face}, etc. {Hammer fish}. See {Hammerhead}. {Hammer hardening}, the process of hardening metal by hammering it when cold. {Hammer shell} (Zo["o]l.), any species of {Malleus}, a genus of marine bivalve shells, allied to the pearl oysters, having the wings narrow and elongated, so as to give them a hammer-shaped outline; -- called also {hammer oyster}. {To bring to the hammer}, to put up at auction.
\Ham"mer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hammered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hammering}.] 1. To beat with a hammer; to beat with heavy blows; as, to hammer iron. 2. To form or forge with a hammer; to shape by beating. ``Hammered money.'' --Dryden. 3. To form in the mind; to shape by hard intellectual labor; -- usually with out. Who was hammering out a penny dialogue. --Jeffry.
\Ham"mer\, v. i. 1. To be busy forming anything; to labor hard as if shaping something with a hammer. Whereon this month I have hammering. --Shak. 2. To strike repeated blows, literally or figuratively. Blood and revenge are hammering in my head. --Shak.
\Ham"mer\, n. (Athletics) A spherical weight attached to a flexible handle and hurled from a mark or ring. The weight of head and handle is usually not less than 16 pounds.

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