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Definition & Synonyms

• Hammer

  1. (v. t.) To beat with a hammer; to beat with heavy blows; as, to hammer iron.
  2. (v. i.) To be busy forming anything; to labor hard as if shaping something with a hammer.
  3. (n.) The malleus.
  4. (n.) The padded mallet of a piano, which strikes the wires, to produce the tones.
  5. (n.) Also, a person of thing that smites or shatters; as, St. Augustine was the hammer of heresies.
  6. (n.) 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.
  7. (n.) That part of a clock which strikes upon the bell to indicate the hour.
  8. (v. t.) To form in the mind; to shape by hard intellectual labor; -- usually with out.
  9. (v. t.) To form or forge with a hammer; to shape by beating.
  10. (n.) An instrument for driving nails, beating metals, and the like, consisting of a head, usually of steel or iron, fixed crosswise to a handle.
  11. (v. i.) To strike repeated blows, literally or figuratively.
  12. (n.) Something which in firm or action resembles the common hammer
  13. (n.) 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.

Cock, Forge, Hammering, Malleus, Pound, Pounding,

• Hammer break

  1. () An interrupter in which contact is broken by the movement of an automatically vibrating hammer between a contact piece and an electromagnet, or of a rapidly moving piece mechanically driven.

• Hammer lock

  1. () A hold in which an arm of one contestant is held twisted and bent behind his back by his opponent.