hammer hammer  /ˈhæ mər/


  1. (n) the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled
  2. (n) a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking
  3. (n) the ossicle attached to the eardrum
  4. (n) a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.
  5. (n) a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw
  6. (n) a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate
  7. (n) a power tool for drilling rocks
  8. (n) the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)
  9. (v) beat with or as if with a hammer
  10. (v) create by hammering

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  • Olympic medals were given out on the basis of good genes, then Japanese hammer thrower Koji Murofushi would walk away with the gold right now.


  1. 'Lone Ranger' behind-the-scenes: Armie Hammer vs. helicopter

    In a new behind-the-scenes video from "The Lone Ranger," star Armie Hammer talks about going toe-to-toe with a helicopter roughly 2,000 feet in the air.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Zap2It

  2. The Lone Ranger Behind-the-Scenes Cowboy Boot Camp Video—Watch Armie Hammer and Ruth Wilson Saddle Up!

    To become The Lone Ranger, Armie Hammer first had to learn to be a cowboy. E! News has an exclusive behind the scenes look at the bootcamp the actor underwent to take on the iconic role...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: E! Online

  3. Hammer of Glory Found

    The missing Hammer of Glory was found and returned on Sunday. Photo Credit: Facebook.com/Philly Beer Week
    on June 9, 2013     Source: NBC Philadelphia

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  1. "I think actually Senator Clinton's answer on this one is right," Obama said. "I think we should use the hammer of a potential opt-out as leverage to ensure that we actually get labour and environmental standards that are enforced."
    on Feb 27, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Swissinfo

  2. "Sometimes you're the hammer, sometimes you're the nail," Armstrong told reporters at his team bus. "Today I was the nail. I have 20 days now to be the hammer."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Lance Armstrong Source: The Associated Press

  3. "We really learned a lot from Hammer. He is the most entrepreneurial individual I have ever met," said Benioff, whose San Francisco-based company is now worth $7 billion.
    on Jan 8, 2008 By: Marc Benioff Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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