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Definition of hammer:

  1. 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.
  2. Also, a person of thing that smites or shatters; as, St. Augustine was the hammer of heresies.
  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. Something which in firm or action resembles the common hammer
  5. That part of a clock which strikes upon the bell to indicate the hour.
  6. 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. The malleus.
  8. The padded mallet of a piano, which strikes the wires, to produce the tones.
  9. To be busy forming anything; to labor hard as if shaping something with a hammer.
  10. To beat with a hammer; to beat with heavy blows; as, to hammer iron.
  11. To form in the mind; to shape by hard intellectual labor; - usually with out.
  12. To form or forge with a hammer; to shape by beating.
  13. To strike repeated blows, literally or figuratively.

Synonyms:

stopcock, pounding, rawhide-laced, invent, hammer throw, pound sterling, fake, quid, shape, knocker, lambaste, cross-peen, rammer, veneering, putz, rooster, spalling, stone, throb, counterfeit, pummel, fashion, forge, blocking, raising, malleus, peter, form, prospecting, dick, pound, Exeter, drub, pecker, cock, baste, clobber, thrash, double, dental, repetition, sledge, formulate, thresh, ball-peen, throbbing, sealing, steam hammer, set, beat, ram, peen, beetle, mace, devise, lb, nailer, belabor, hammering, slug, gavel, Canterbury claw, Nasmyth, buffeting, spurt, jackhammer, tilt hammer, welding, spirt, flatter, club, dog pound, pneumatic, lbf., work, power hammer, smash, riveting, die, prick, contrive, buffet, punt, pound sign, triphammer, mold, mould, shaft, excogitate, turncock.

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