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Hammer meaning

hammer - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. beat with or as if with a hammer; " hammer the metal flat"
  2. 2. create by hammering; " hammer the silver into a bowl"; " forge a pair of tongues"
  3. 3. An instrument for driving nails, beating metals, and the like, consisting of a head, usually of steel or iron, fixed crosswise to a handle.
  4. 4. Something which in firm or action resembles the common hammer
  5. 5. That part of a clock which strikes upon the bell to indicate the hour.
  6. 6. The padded mallet of a piano, which strikes the wires, to produce the tones.
  7. 7. The malleus.
  8. 8. Also, a person of thing that smites or shatters; as, St. Augustine was the hammer of heresies.
  9. 9. To beat with a hammer; to beat with heavy blows; as, to hammer iron.
  10. 10. To form or forge with a hammer; to shape by beating.
  11. 11. To be busy forming anything; to labor hard as if shaping something with a hammer.
  12. 12. To strike repeated blows, literally or figuratively.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. To form in the mind; to shape by hard intellectual labor; - usually with out.
  15. 15. A tool for beating, or driving nails, & c.
  16. 16. To beat or drive with a hammer.
  17. 17. To strike repeated blows.

hammer - examples of usage

  1. If it were supposed to be so, nevertheless, he had cause to forget it again when he came to the back door, for it stood wide open, with an appearance of having been unlocked with a hammer. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  2. Only the yellow- hammer remained constant in one spot, in one position, and the song at each repetition was the same. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  3. But put a hammer, for example, to a piece of protoplasm, and the protoplasm will no more know what to do with it than we should be able to saw a piece of wood in two without a saw. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
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