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Definition of hammer

What is the definition of "hammer"?
  • ham•mernoun
  • 1. A hand tool consisting of a handle with a head of metal or other heavy rigid material that is attached at a right angle, used for striking or pounding.
    2. A tool or device similar in function or action to this striking tool, as:
    3. The part of a gunlock that hits the primer or firing pin or explodes the percussion cap and causes the gun to fire.
    4. Music One of the padded wooden pieces of a piano that strikes the strings.
    5. A part of an apparatus that strikes a gong or bell, as in a clock.


Use "hammer" in a sentence
  • "When building a house, a hammer is an important tool."

    "Sounds like the hammer is a much better tool than kissing but like Carter and Clinton did."

    "Union officials said the Government's defence cuts were to blame for the job losses, which they described as a "hammer blow" to manufacturing, as orders for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet slow down."

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