Definitions for hammer

Definitions for (noun) hammer

Main entry: pound, pounding, hammer, hammering

Definition: the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)

Usage: the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard; the pounding of feet on the hallway

Main entry: hammer

Definition: a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking

Main entry: hammer, power hammer

Definition: a power tool for drilling rocks

Main entry: hammer

Definition: a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate

Main entry: hammer, cock

Definition: the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled

Main entry: hammer

Definition: a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw

Main entry: mallet, hammer

Definition: a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.

Main entry: hammer, malleus

Definition: the ossicle attached to the eardrum

Definitions for (verb) hammer

Main entry: hammer

Definition: beat with or as if with a hammer

Usage: hammer the metal flat

Main entry: forge, hammer

Definition: create by hammering

Usage: hammer the silver into a bowl; forge a pair of tongues

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