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Definition of 'hammer'

Noun

  1. the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled
       Synonyms: cock
  2. a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking
  3. the ossicle attached to the eardrum
       Synonyms: malleus
  4. a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw
  5. a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate
  6. a power tool for drilling rocks
       Synonyms: power hammer
  7. the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"
       Synonyms: pound hammering pounding

Verb

  1. beat with or as if with a hammer; "hammer the metal flat"
  2. create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues"
       Synonyms: forge


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